A 2-month journey away from home changes everything...almost.
You took some really breathtaking photos, Jack! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and observations from these magical places. I hope to visit Australia one day.
P.S. I'm always in awe of your style of writing. Damn, it's so pleasant to read... ✨
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So happy you're back, Jack! Your essay here is divine. I love your ability to describe what you are taking in through your five senses -- your writing is so sensitive and articulate. And the photos -- WOW. You're an artist, through and through. Thanks, also, for the Anthony Bourdain quote. That's a keeper.
Great writing Jack. I must try the Singapore Circus when I go to Adelaide in a few months’ time.
I really enjoyed reading this! The moonlight swim sounds divine.
Thank you for sharing your adventures! I love the wombat pic. So many amazing creatures in Australia... Rnjoy every minute.
Thank you for sharing, Jack. For a moment I was there at the rockpool, wiggling into that space of beauty and awe. Such wonderful photos and great links--I may start planning my trip now! I can’t wait to read more. And I’m so glad you found a renewal in your time away.
This reflection transported me back there. Love the pictures too!
Hi Jack, I really enjoyed reading your reflections and wonderful photos. Australia is on my list to visit so great to know some of your recommendations. I look forward to reading your next bit. Thank you and take good care.
What wonderful reflections of my home country. But, you jolted me at the end with koala bears. . . . just koalas Jack, no bear sightings in Oz. 😘
I just "restacked" one of the passages from this beautiful piece because, wow, what a captivating picture you paint, Jack! I never had any interest in seeing Australia, and now I do (although I still don't have any interest in the flight there!). Thank you for sharing your stunning photos and Australian observations here. I'm already looking forward to Part 2! :)