Noel Braun commenced his working life as a country school teacher, then moved into a corporate career which took him from Melbourne to Perth and Sydney. He has had a lifelong passion for writing and wrote the first words of his novels over forty years ago. After a busy career and raising a family of four, he has found the time in retirement to fulfil his long-held ambition to see his work in print.

Noel has written two novels; Friend and Philosopher and Whistler Street. He has published four memoirs. No Way to Behave at a Funeral describes his grief journey following the death by suicide of his wife Maris.  The Day was Made for Walking continues his journey as he undertakes a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela through France and Spain.  I Guess I’ll Just Keep on Walking and Keep Pressing On, Brother continue his exploration of the Camino through France, Spain and Portugal.

Noel presses on with his writing. He is a regular contributor to newsletters and is working on other manuscripts.  He lives in the Snowy Mountains in the south-east of Australia and enjoys getting out in the national parks surrounding his home.

Noel is part of our Blue Mountains Camino Family having been guest speaker at Camino dinners, participant at AusCamino Festival 2017 and 2018, and completed the Blue Mountains Camino 5-Day Walk in September 2020.  When travelling to Sydney, Noel endeavours to join in our last Saturday of the month Training Walks and Camino Meetup when time permits.

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Raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease by walking the Camino.

WILL BOAG - Each year since 2014 Will Boag, who has Parkinson's Disease, and his wife Corrie have walked many Caminos and other pilgrimages to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have taken the opportunity to look at our own backyard, driving and walking around NSW in 2020.  In 2021 Will and Corrie had planned to go to Germany if borders are open, or climbing hills and mountains in South Australia.  In March 2021, Will and Corrie will be joining the Blue Mountains Camino 5-Day Walk from Penrith to Blackheath.

 

E-books  A series of small books by Will and Corrie Boag in order to raise more funds, and hopefully spark ideas or/and enjoyment from your readings.

They all follow the same format. The general form shows Corrie and my experiences day by day, with a relevant photo. I then made up a saying that reflects something meaningful for me, followed by a poem that further highlights the day, but in a different form.

All of these writings have the added benefit of producing a neuroplastic experience as well, which challenged my brain. This is vital, as it is the brain that is mostly affected by Pd and is therefore more vulnerable to succumb to various unsettling symptoms including potential Alzheimers.

The books are progressive, so reading them in order from left to right highlights the progression of the disease as well as the steps taken to alleviate symptoms.

I hope some of the ‘over 200 poems’ delight you and some of the ‘over 200 sayings’ challenge you as you walk your path.

The e-books can be simply downloaded by clicking on them   If you would like to make a donation simply follow the donation linkAll monies go directly to Shakeitup where they are matched for research with the Michael J Fox Foundation, and ALL of these funds go towards finding a cure for Pd.

Read more about Will Boag and his journey with Parkinsons disease (Pd)  Click here