It’s natural to draw to the close of a year and think back over what has been, and how life may have changed. And this evening, when we pass from this decade to the next, it is even more insightful to look back at the last 10 years.
Ten years ago, I was on a 5 day hike around Wilsons Prom. Myself and 5 other friends spent New Years eve at Sealers Cove. I vividly recall sitting on the beach, drinking a few sips from the one bottle of warm champagne we could carry in, someone was playing a guitar, there were twinkling tea light candles and bright stars in the sky. It was surreal. Back then, there was much hype and speculation that our way of life would crumble all because of how we stored our dates on computers (Y2K). Some people even went as far as building bunkers and bulking up on water and baked beans in case it did. I recall thinking that if our way of life was to come to an end, I was happiest being surrounded by nature. (more…)