"The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences." ~ Christopher McCandless, Into The Wild.
In the couple of weeks before the Coronavirus shook things up here in the Kimberley I found myself wondering two things: Would I do the caretaker's job again next Wet season if the opportunity came along? And, if so, what would I do differently?
The answer to the first question was a resounding Yes. The Wet season experience has been everything I was hoping for and more. Up until the last couple of weeks there was absolutely nothing that I would change and nothing I missed so much that I wouldn't do it all over again. So the question became how would I do it differently to make it feel like a new experience and make it interesting in a different way. The thing that I kept coming back to was how I would like to spend even less time online. Less sharing, more reading. Less sharing, more learning. I figured all of that could make for a different and interesting experience and meaningful in a different way.
Now that I'm looking at the prospect of another 6 months here on the Mitchell Plateau I've decided it's time to make those changes. Time for a Chapter 2, so to speak - a chapter that doesn't need to be shared with the world, a chapter that's just for me. Time to step back and put my time and energy into other projects. For all of those reasons I'm going to let the blog run its course until the end of the month at which point the photos, the videos, the writing and the rainfall records will have captured a 5-month snapshot of what the Wet season means here in the North Kimberley. It's been an absolute pleasure being able to share all of that and I thank everyone who has taken the time to comment and send emails. It's been a fun journey!
Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea)