The walk itself is described in these three previous posts:
M~M 2014: the journey begins
M~M 2014: across The Bellarine
M~M 2014: the end is nigh
Some had walked the entire distance (about 30 of us I heard), others had walked sections, but now, about 1,000 people had assembled for the closing ceremony. As we had walked the final circle and taken our positions for the closing ceremony, darkness had fallen. The canoe which had travelled the entire distance with us, was now loaded with straw and there was a strong smell of diesel in the air.
Then, with a rising tide lapping at our toes we lined the beach, the walls and any available vantage point to watch the show.
Amidst an array of lights, the bird-like creatures from the opening ceremony reappeared and were joined by an array of dancers:
|"Birds" from the opening ceremony at Big Rock|
|Dancers on the pier|
|The canoe in position|
|Introducing the flame|
And then, before the pier also went up in flames, the now flaming canoe was towed slowly out into the mouth of the Barwon.
|Towed into the night|
|Receding into darkness|