07 August 2011 | Off Melville Island, Northern Australia
In a few hours I will pass a point of no return. The choice will exist in that short moment between taking a hard left on the road to Darwin or ... to head straight through. To proceed through that intersection is to cut the 'umbilical' chord, to let the Australian coast recede into the horizon and, with it, all that land offers. With a few parting and perhaps wary looks over my shoulder, I will enter into a new reality, the reality of complete self reliance - once again.
No more ice cream!