The 4th Camino San Francisco saw  28 keen walkers embark  on the 2 day walk through the hinterland of  Geraldton, discovering some of the historic  buildings and properties associated with the earliest settlers in the  Geraldton region and the churches that were built to cater for them.  The group gathered at St Francis Xavier Cathedral on Friday evening, 30th April  and after walking the labyrinth and having their shells and passports presented in the Cathedral, they  were bussed  by Mr Norm Reynolds to their home for the next 2 nights – Echidna Park Sporting Club.

The weather was  perfect for walking both days and all enjoyed the hospitality offered along the way by the property owners who welcomed the group and stamped their passports.

The meals prepared by  Jane Whitaker and Lex Pace assisted by Luci, were up to the usual high  Camino standard and all appreciated the back to school  ‘lunch order’ routine which saw their prepared lunches delivered to the pre-determined lunch stop.

Thanks to Peter McGowan at McBoats Seafoods and Julie Boschetti at Latitude Direct in Geraldton for providing us with local Abrolhos Scallop Shells.

Thanks also to those who welcomed the group to their churches/properties
Pat Mills at St James Kojarena
Jenny Collins at Tibradden Station
Tania Moffat at Minninooka
Sarah Thurkle at St Thomas’s Church
Helen and Rick McCracken at St John’s Convent
Brian Ware at St Peter’s Greenough

Saturday Highlights:
Mass at Kojarena – Welcome by Pat Mills
Breakfast at Tibradden  – Welcome by Jenny Collins
Morning Tea at Minnenooka – Welcome by  Tanya Moffat
Lunch by the Greenough River
Visit to St Thomas’s Church  – Thanks to Sarah and Aiden Thurkle
& St John’s Church and Convent – Welcome by Rick and Helen McCracken
Pass by the property on which Dominie is buried
Mass at St Peter’s Greenough –
Breakfast at Greenough Cafe
Walk from Bootenal Springs Rd via the Greenough River Nature Walk to Greenough River Mouth
Lunch by the Greenough River
Walk to  The Hermitage
Arrival at St Francis Xavier Cathedral to a welcome by The Geraldton Bells and presentation of Certificates