What is it about beautiful isolated places that makes them so attractive ?
I grew up in Tassie, to a middle class family who never really had any spare change. We would ride our bikes to old quarries after school , played on abandoned mining machinery, raced each other across hill tops to look outs out over the river Derwent, and played spot light up and down the street before our mums called us in for tea. We made our own fun I suppose. Good clean free fun.
Lucky for us, Tassie in the 80’s was cheap and lots of it was free! If you didn’t want to go overseas for your holidays – you were fine! That included going to The Mainland of course! To fly somewhere was a luxury most people couldn’t afford! But if you drove a short distance, even 10 minutes, you could easily find yourself on a walking track in the wilderness. [Read more…]