We carried many colourful flags to Gladstone

Reefwalk 2013 reaches Gladstone

Reefwalk 2013 reaches Gladstone

Reefwalkers debrief near Gladstone Marina

Reefwalkers debrief near Gladstone Marina

A circle was formed in the park near the Gladstone Marina to conclude the 1,200km long walk for June and all the long and short distance walkers.  The sharing of the experiences was brought to a sudden halt when the police arrived to question June about the group’s motives.  They indicated that they expected illegal activities.  June assured them that no such action was intended and that she did feel intimidated by their presence.  The police were surprised to hear this.  Indeed, they had been polite.  

June describes the walk to police in Gladstone

June describes the walk to police in Gladstone

Police armed to protect

Police armed to protect

Yet, 3 young, tall, armed men opposite a slim 72 year old present an interesting picture.
The police proceeded to record the details of all present.  As it didn’t seem appropriate to provide personal details when sitting in a public park, the group dissolved and later celebrated the great Reef Walk 2013 achievements at the camp site.

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3 Responses to We carried many colourful flags to Gladstone

  1. Kay Bennet says:

    How sad this was the welcome you received in Gladstone. Makes me question where my country is heading when a 72 year old woman is questioned regarding her motives after walking 1200klm.

  2. rebecca says:

    oh my freaking god, what is this world coming to?

  3. Jan Hart says:

    Too ridiculous for words!!! As ludicrous as Zussino needing two of the boys in blue when the
    Lock the Gate contingent wanted a word with him. Silencing of the QUIET people who care about the planet, Gladstone Harbour and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef has been going on for decades in Gladstone …. another example of paranoia of industry captains.

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