Having been away hiking for 6 days, I’m glad to be reunited with the comforts of home and family.
I’m safely back and only nursing a slight cold and aching feet. It was wonderful memorable trip. It’s fabulous to be out in nature, listening to birds chirping, the babbling brooks, the glimmering surfaces of the vast lakes, the mountains towering majestically. There was the fantastic view from Mount Ossa (the highest mountain in Tasmania) on a clear blue-sky day and, of course, the exhilaration of having climbed it!
There was lots of walking. One the day we climbed Mt Ossa, we walked for 9 hours. I had a couple of very cold swims in a highland lake and in a stream beside a waterfall. I didn’t think about writing. And the best thing was that this wilderness was well out of range of any mobile phone – peace at last!
We were fortunate to have stayed in comfortable huts through out the trip with warm showers and cooked meals. We had fun! There were 5 other Malaysians, including my brother. We all agreed it was hard work but deeply satisfying.
Here are some photos . . .