Thursday, 6 September 2012

Alone


“God has to nearly kill us sometimes, to teach us lessons.”
― John Muir

I discovered this video recently, and although its quite long (the entire season is in one video), its well worth watching start to finish if you're interested in the harsh reality of trying to survive alone in the wild. This gives one the chance to become more immersed in the adventurer's world as he struggles to survive, and find enough food, in an environment that we might expect to find  natural sustenance in abundance. Cooking my simple dinner on my propane stove that evening, just after watching this, I appreciated it more than ever, and considered the time, and hardships I may have had to endure to obtain my meal if I were in a survival situation..




Saturday, 1 September 2012

More camping videos..


“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. ”
― John Muir
Here are a few videos from the camping trip. It was a quiet time, just sitting around the fire, watching the sun go down, and then the amazing moon and stars, the smoke drifting through the trees.. I’ll let the pictures do the talking..
A look at the camping spot 
After dark 
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Tending the fire
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Moonlight
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…through the trees
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Star gazing
This is a video of the track that we had to go up to get to the camping spot. I shot this the next day as we went back down the track in the rain, though it had been a beautiful sunny day on the way up. There were a lot of ruts and rocks in the track, and I was really quite amazed how easily the van climbed the steep sections, it was pretty much a smooth ride too. Its great to be able to get to places that are inaccessible in a car or 2wd van, more peace and quiet and its fun getting there too.