In March I went out with the wilderness therapy company Operation Flinders for my second walk with a group of 10 at risk youths. We walk for 8 days in the Northern Flinders on a property called Yankaninna Station which boarders the Gammon Ranges. We aim to walk 100km over the 8 days. During this walk it was extremely hot reaching temperatures in the 40’s a number of days in a row. The experience was highly challenging but just as rewarding. Its wonderful to be in this landscape for an extended period of time, and we were walking over a new moon period so the stars were particularly prominent and encompassing.
Operation Flinders are always on the look out for new volunteers, see their website to get involved with this wonderful company
See the photographs from my first walk with them in October 2016 here
In January I flew to Launceston with my touring bike and headed off on a two week adventure on the east coast of Tasmania. I first headed north of Launceston, spent a few nights on the coast then came inland to reach the east coast. I took my time riding down, stopping at all the towns and exploring their surroundings (when I had the energy to do so!). I also took the ferry to Maria Island where I spend two days walking and resting, embraced by the calmness of the island. My last day of cycling from Richmond to Hobart was cancelled because of a weather warning for flash floods..I was lucky to be picked up by some lovely folk and driven with my bike the final 20kms to Hobart town.
I spent the days cycling and camped in my tent each night, usually by the beach. I saw the full moon rise over the ocean at sunset and watched it progressively waning from that night onwards. I saw the sun rise and set each day…My hope for the trip was to spend as much time as possible outside, which I can happily say I did.
In late October I volunteered with the wilderness adventure company Operation Flinders. We traveled to a property bordering the Gammon Ranges in the Northern Flinders Ranges area and hiked for 8 days with a group of high school students. There were many hills and mountains to climb, goat tracks to follow, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, long, hot days and a even a few spots of rain! The landscape was vast… the perfect environment to allow the mind and spirit to wander at its own will. The program is challenging for all involved but the impact it has on everyone is undeniable. If you’re interested in being involved take a look on their website and sign up to volunteer too!
All images captured on 35mm Kodak film in a plastic german-made camera.
I recently spent a few weeks up north exploring and hiking on the Jatbula Trail with a few friends. It’s a great 5 or 6 day hike, with very unique landscape and amazing waterholes to swim in at the end of each day. Wonderful to step away from Adelaide’s cold weather for a short time.
All photographs captured on 35mm Kodak film.
In early May I travelled to the blue mountains for the third year in a row to do some solo hiking in the beautiful forest area. This time I walked along the Six Foot Track, from the Jenolan Caves to Katoomba over three days. The weather was unusually warm and sunny; it was quite strange to see the landscape in such conditions, but nevertheless it was still a beautiful experience.
All photographs taken on 35mm Kodak film.