Kerry Dublin Walk: One Man, a Dog and a Changemaker
I am going for a walk with Stella, my beautiful, ridiculously fit 7 year old Irish Setter. My walk starts in Waterville on the western most point of the Kerry peninsular and ends about 530 km far away at my hometown Dublin. Our route will take us through the Kerry Way, the Duhallow and Avondhu Ways, through East Munster and South Leinster before finishing up through the Wicklow Way. We are walking as an adventure to discover my new home country (and Stella’s spiritual home), having moved over here from Munich in Germany, my home for the last 27 years. We start on April 16th and are planning to complete the trail by May 13th. I will be posting every day along the route (Internet connection permitting). We are also using the walk to raise money – our goal is € 50.000 – for my favourite organisation, Ashoka, the home of Social Entrepreneurship, who do a fabulous job in Europe supporting Changemakers and Social Entrepreneurs across a whole range of social projects. We aim to find 500 supporters to sponsor me or Stella (or both) with a gift of 20¢ per kilometer. As an incentive, I have pledged a 1-1 match up to the €50,000 mark by my company Buchanan Investment Group, doubling the value of every donation. If you want to support us and find out more about the project, please have a look at our donation site. Stella and I say “Thank you for your support!”
See the Interview with Steven about his new adventure: His 30-day walk through Southern Ireland.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” — Ernest Hemingway
Yes, it is.
I received a number of well-wishing comments, for which I am truly grateful, but the best one came from an old friend who simply wrote: “ You are rich now”.
Indeed I am.