In my late twenties, I read a book that literally changed the path of my life. It was called “From Alice to Ocean” and it was the photographic record of Robyn Davidson who traveled alone two thousand miles across the Australian outback, from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Shayla and Stephen at the National Gallery of Victoria
Shay organized me a going away party for my last night in Melbourne, Australia. It was a great time and a beautiful send off to see a lot of people one last time before I go (for now).
Standing in front of Flinder’s station in Melbourne, Australia.
I met Deb today in Melbourne for a walk around town taking photos and catching up, after getting my camera looked at and fixed and some errands in. Was good to finally meet up and chat in person.
Camping trip weekend in at Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria, Australia.
We went on a long hike and I had all my camera gear in hand. What was something like 13 miles over a mountain range, we finally made it to the ocean. A private beach as a matter of fact where we had a pristine beach to ourselves. Great time this weekend.
In 2003, I came to Australia with a place to work and stay in Perth thanks to the kindness and generosity of Tracy. In 2003 I got to catch up with Tracy again in Sydney and we spent the day just walking around and enjoying each other’s company. Truly one of those people who influenced me greatly.
So, I have this kid and it’s his birthday today on *this* side of the planet (I’m currently in Melbourne, Australia again). He’s like FOURTEEN NOW, like holy cow, 14. He’ll have a driving permit in just a year and a half, stressing about college and money soon, and wondering why girls wont talk to him anymore since he’s joined a “clan” on some Xbox game that takes all his time, but I digress.