“MY FRIENDS QUESTION MY SAFETY AS A WOMAN TRAVELLING ALONE.”

“BUT I KEEP FINDING KINDNESS, OPENNESS, AND GENUINE HOSPITALITY WHEREVER I GO.

“I GUESS I’LL STOP TRAVELLING EVENTUALLY, BUT IT WILL BE ON MY OWN TERMS.”

WILLIE WADDELL WAS ONE OF THE FIRST RESIDENTS AT DOCKSIDE GREEN. SHE IS 80 YEARS OLD.

SHE HAS WORKED AS A NURSE WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE. NOW SHE TRAVELS, AND TAKES PHOTOGRAPHS.

SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON NEW SLIDE SHOWS OF HER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS, AND HAS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HER IMAGES.

THIS IMAGE WAS EXHIBITED AS PART OF A GROUP SHOW AT THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON, DC.

SHE RECENTLY FINISHED A 4-MONTH SOLO TRIP ACROSS CANADA, AND IS PLANNING HER NEXT TRIPS TO CUBA, AND CHINA.

 

IN SPITE OF BEING AWAY FROM HOME FOR LONG STRETCHES, SHE IS DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN, AND COMMITTED TO HER COMMUNITY.

FOR HER ENDLESS CURIOSITY, YOUTHFUL APPROACH TO LIFE, AND ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE WORLD AROUND HER, OUR COMMUNITY IS MADE STRONGER BY HER PRESENCE.