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Prologue

During May-June 2011 I walked the first section of the envisaged pilgrimage route from Grahamstown to Cape Town. It turned out to be the journey of a lifetime and - for me – worthy of being called a pilgrimage in its own right. Each night I wrote up my experiences and thoughts in my journal, and you can read the daily instalments below.

Where possible I tried to keep to the planned trail, but I set my own pace and daily distances. I was on the road for 13 days, but some of this was spent waiting for lifts or flood waters to subside. In total I probably walked about 400km. My overwhelming conclusion is that it has the potential to become a great pilgrimage trail, and I’m more committed than ever to make this a reality for others.