Tag: camping

Tarpaulins and science
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Tarpaulins and science

Tarpaulins and science. That’s what they should have called it. Huddled beneath a tarp sagging with the weight of an unseasonable deluge as I burned a leech off a stranger’s leg, I wondered why I was there and not sitting in front of the taps at the local. A week earlier I had seen a...

Finding peace in dark moments
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Finding peace in dark moments

We walk to the beach to escape the lights. We pass the toilet block, the empty campsites, and the sign warning us of rips and currents. It grows darker and quieter. The beam from the torch gives us only disjointed glimpses of our surroundings. A twisted tea tree trunk. A wooden post. An escaped napkin....