My time at Marathon was spent mostly walking.
Limited time prevented exploration of the entire property.
Evidence of people and sheep was everywhere.
Even when I couldn’t see a person or a sheep, I knew they had been there.
Both are efficient land shapers.
Both leave well-worn walking tracks.
Both clear the ground, carefully avoiding the thistles.
Diana and Andrew care about the land.
I am grateful there are people who do this – it’s reassuring.
Marathon for me was a place of retreat.
Opportunity to reflect, to walk, to think and breathe more slowly.
It was an escape, but not my reality.
I realise how far removed my life is from farming land.
The land is malleable and changeable.
I saw a lot of evidence of that.
Sheep and people change the land.
Sheep have to be directed.