Tuesday 3rd May
Guernsey’s coastal cliff paths were populated by one thousand keen fundraisers earlier this week as the Annual World Aid Walk took place here in the Bailiwick. Since the first walk in 1970, the annual event has raised close to half a million pounds for people in need around the world. Market square was packed again this year at 9 o’clock in the morning when the Deputy Bailiff sounded the horn which set over one thousand people on their way around Guernsey in a clockwise direction aiming to complete the 20 kilometre route as quickly as possible.
Jump back 48 hours to Saturday morning. I received a call from the organiser asking If I could step in as their student filmmaker was unable to attend, and I was only more than happy to help. Six and a half hours were spent out on the course sampling just some of the tracks and trails that walkers of all ages had to endure to reach each one of the many checkpoints along the route. Two camera batteries were exhausted during the day, and to tell you the truth, I didn’t even complete a 10th of the walk and I was exhausted by the end of it. I am aiming to complete a quick turnaround with their video and have already reviewed the recorded footage and have to whittled it down to around 20 minutes – they want to finished version to be closer to 5! Their hard work is finished – sounds like mine has just begun!