Earlier in 2012 I spent some time in Tasmania with a good friend of mine. I’d like to share a little of our Tasmanian adventure. To inspire you.
Exploring the outdoors is something I really enjoy. There is always a secret place, a creek, a field, a place of magic hiding away from the tourist route. Places that are not on the top 10 things to do. Places not so well travelled.
Driving around the most direct roads, the highways, was something I wanted to avoid where possible. I wanted to see the ‘backcountry’. To get up early with the sun and go exploring. Like the explorers of old… discovering. We made many impulse turns down random dirt roads, pulling onto the kerbside, squeezing our bodies through barbed-wire fences to find unusual places. Chasing the glimpse of something special you caught from afar, or just exploring on a hunch. Believing, hoping, and wishing for something special.
Of course there was reward in visiting the known. Walking among the enormous Antarctic Beach Trees in Mt Field NP (National Park). Taking a boat around the coast of Bruny Island. Freycinet NP’s Wineglass Bay. The Bay of Fires. Bicheno and your bakery. And how could I forget Cradle Mountain NP. This is what we found, many places known and some unknown.
This is a video about a workshop I went to earlier this year called Don't give up. It's a personal video, for me and for my new friends who came to the workshop. Pictures and words which are memorable to me.
Jeremy and Ashley. Jonas. And my new friends.
Thank you so much. Really.
"we should not be afraid to embrace whimsy - that nagging idea that life could be magical; it could be special if we were only willing to take a few risks."
~ A million miles in a thousand years, Don Miller