Monday, March 2, 2009

Walls of Jerusalem

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'.


  1. oh wow. that is so exactly what id love to be doing right now! it looks beautiful!

  2. I'm terribly's God's own country up there. The mountains of Tasmania call my name often.

    Sadly my back and knees wouldn't cope with a long trek now but to be there and breathe in that air would be wonderfully soul restoring.

    Think it may be time to think about another Tassie holiday, it's been 8 years since I was last there.

  3. I also want to be there with you in the mountains!

  4. Im missing the mountains so much. Its like ahook that gets under your skin...