Saturday, February 23, 2008

Search and Rescue hike

Here are some pics Simon took on his 3 day Search and Rescue hike this week. They went up near Arm River which I am told is up past the back of Mole Creek. Everytime Simon goes out, it seems to be up the back of Mole Creek somewhere. I really need to discover more of north-west Tassie as I had never heard of the Walls of Jerusalem until the day of our wedding anniversary when some lady broke her leg there and Simon had to cancel our dinner to go get her. Poor thing! (the lady that is, not Simon).

Simon love the nature shots. This outdoorsy Triffitt thing that Will loves to do, must run in the family Louise.

I hear the overland track is the thing to do - but in summer time. I have not even been to the Great Lakes and I have been here 34 yrs. I only visited the west coast of Tas for the first time 7 yrs ago. But having said that, my goal is to do the Kokoda Track. I know, I never want to do anything in my own country. We have the most beautiful wilderness here in the world but Kokoda is something I have always wanted to do. It's because of its significance, steeped in war history that I want to go.

This is a really old plane wreck they came across

I love the one below with the 3 of them with the compass. It looks like they are in the middle of woop woop and just a little lost. No point to the police S&R squad if that happened.

In a former life, I would have liked to be a war historian. Sounds macabre but the politics of war fascinate me, trying to figure out what possesses humans to act the way they do. How one seemingly insignificant event would trigger off a chain reaction until BOOM all out wars that we were all dragged into.What kind of strategies were employed to gain ground here and the mistakes generals made that lost ground there. Yawn, yawn for some but I love getting out war books from the library and reading them. My Dad is just the same. Anything to do with history of any kind. He has researched our ancestors right back to the First Fleet and found out about their families and how they came to be here in VD Land. And he is not even a member!

I know I would cry from exhiliration and exhaustion doing this challenge but it would be so awesome. I want to go to Gallipoli too and stand at Lone Pine and lie on the sand at Anzac Cove. This is coming from someone who has not even been to Qld or SA or WA or the ACT or NT (hey I've been to Melb, Sydney and Thailand) but they are things I have always dreamed of doing and am determined to experience.

So if anyone wants to buy me a Tattslotto ticket, I won't tell. Honest!


The Kings said...

My Mum is also into books like that. You crack me up - wanting to go to all these places, but haven't been to many places in Australia (or Tasmania) yet. I can't say anything though as I still haven't been to the West Coast of Tassie!

The Parsons Family said...

I wanna do the overland track one day when I dont have a kid attached to my boob! Maybe we should plan a group trek!!!! Love Simons photos too... they are gorgeous!

Just another Triffitt Family said...

It must deffinately be a Triffitt thing!! I'd love to do the walls of Jerusulem and overland track but have someone carry my pack, hehe. I dont think i could walk all that way with 15-20kg on my back?! Those pics that Simon took are beautiful, we live in such a pretty place.

The Parsons Family said...

Simone... where you been at?! Did your computer crash?? Miss you....

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