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Waypoints – A Walking Pilgrimage

Robert Martineau In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

59 mins watch time

Posted May 2021

Nature and Climate Science

Unhappy in his office job, Robert Martineau craves an experience that will shake his feeling of inertia. Aged twenty-seven, he buys a flight to Accra, and begins to walk. He walks 1,000 miles through Ghana, Togo and Benin, to Ouidah, an ancient animist centre on the West African coast. Through the process of walking each day, and the lessons of those he walks among, Martineau starts to find the freedom he craves, and to build connections with the natural world and the past.