Monday, March 2, 2009
I have a wonderful reason for an absence of posts in the last few days: I have been off hill walking in Tasmanian alpine country.
I havent attempted such a long and arduous trek since I was in my 20's (quite a few years ago now) so this was a bit of a test. I even lost a little sleep the night before with thoughts of 'can I really do this?' and wondering how my creaky knees would hold up under the weight of a pack and a 600m climb on day one.
But it was fabulous! I felt FABULOUS! I think mountain air agrees with me.
The landscape is perhaps better described as a prehistoric dream scape. 1000 year old pines with gnarled mossy limbs, tear shaped highland lakes coloured with reflections of the ever-changing sky. Water tastes better than wine, and the air is like happy-gas.
Today's Jane Austen Quote:
'To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment'.