>> Friday, March 5, 2010
A story by Sarah Delage on WLBZ-TV (Bango, Maine). For more about her trip see Wendy's blog:
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A father and daughter from Maine are pursuing their dream of hiking the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Wendy Morrill of Bangor always dreamed of hiking from Cancun to the Mexico/Belize border. In 2005, she asked her father Richard Bailey to join her on the trip. They started the journey that year, and every year since they have walked another leg of the five hundred mile coastline. This May they plan to complete the trip, walking the remaining 50-100 miles to cross the border into Belize. Morrill presents slideshows of her photos from her travels to schools all over the state encouraging students to chase their dreams.
"I never know where i'm going to sleep," Morrill said. "I never know where i'm getting my food for the next meal. "It's just the excitement of surviving. Simple, surival."
Morrill hopes to get sponsors for their final trip so that she can raise money for cancer research.