Exploring Australia (One moment at a time)

Australia is a remarkable country, with a remarkable history…

An island continent inhabited by our first nation people for ten’s of thousands of years, and more recently, through European settlement. At times, it can be an unforgiving place where water can be scarce.

Australian aboriginal people moved from water-hole to water-hole to survive in the harsh desert country relying on “dream-time stories” to guide them…

Stories told in song, carvings and engravings, and rock art.

For our early European explorers’ finding water was critical as they surveyed our vast sunburnt country. At times, it was a critical life and death situation and there are many tributes to these explorers’ dotted across Australia.

Two explorers, John and Alexander Forrest, both surveyors, travelled into the vast Western Australian desert region in 1874. One can only imagine what was in their thoughts as they stood atop Mt Allott looking back across the vast plains to Mt Worsnop in the distance…

Perhaps it was the need to find a water supply before thirst from the relentless heat of the desert claimed them.

Standing on Mt Allott I reflected on how you can only live in the moment you are in; the past is irrelevant and the future may never arrive – you can only survive one moment at a time…!

That’s a great way to live your life, one moment at a time. Hey, what do you reckon?

Photos: Baz, Outback Australia (somewhere…!)

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9 thoughts on “Exploring Australia (One moment at a time)

  1. Miriam January 21, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Absolutely the only way to live, one moment at a time.

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    • Baz - The Landy January 22, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Isn’t that what is so great about the outback, you just take it all in, one moment at a time! Cheers, Baz

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      • Miriam January 22, 2018 / 1:33 pm

        Yep 😎

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  2. ksbeth January 20, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    it is an amazing place

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  3. Barbara Grandberg January 20, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    thanks for sharing your adventure and all the history…..and while i like your reflection..for me ….i need to balance living in the moment and thinking/planning ahead so that i don’t get stuck in a rut…..hope that makes sense…..

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    • Baz - The Landy January 22, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Thanks BG…I can’t ever imagine you being “stuck in a rut” you’re too busy running and rowing…! Cheers, Baz

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  4. Lavinia Ross January 20, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    “Standing on Mt Allott I reflected on how you can only live in the moment you are in; the past is irrelevant and the future may never arrive – you can only survive one moment at a time…!” Thank you for that reminder, Baz. 🙂

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    • Baz - The Landy January 22, 2018 / 9:33 am

      It is such a big open place that you can’t help but be reminded of that…! Cheers, Baz

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