A peaceful place
6 November 13
We’ve been free-camping outside the Victorian town of Alexandra for several nights now. It feels good to be in just one spot, close to the Goulburn River, with lots of birdlife around.
It’s here that I feel like we’ve regained our peaceful equilibrium. The girls are all best friends again, and I’m in harmony with their needs and desires. We all sleep together, wake together, eat together and play together. The older girls have been reading lots and the younger two rarely stop playing.
My time away from the girls was too long, we all agree. It’s taken a month to get back into the routine of being us — where we live in peace, make decisions via consensus and travel in search of adventures. The girls reflect my new energy for life and optimism for the future, as I feel refreshed by this location, reinvigorated by the Victorian bush and ready to approach a summer of fun and many more outdoor adventures in Tasmania. Let’s go!