It has been quite a journey, just leaving home! Perhaps it has something to do with the COVID isolation experienced, which brought memories that are not easy to let go. A place that becomes a home is no longer just a place…
I love traveling and finding meaning in new experiences, discovering worlds as I encounter radically different ways of life from my own. For example, staying in a farm in Albany last week or my short stay in Esperance where I met third culture kids growing in an Australian-Lithuanian household. Little do they know of the road ahead, and I hope it will be as smooth as possible for these little ones. But I did feel that connection, that as we know, the awe moment of recognizing another TCK!
Here is the first part of my journey, leaving home, sadness… first few days in Bunbury were really hard, as I adjusted to the new lifestyle I will keep for a while. But then found a lot of interesting things in the ocean, making my second movie on the Dolphin Discovery Centre.
Next up is a movie of my drive south past Busselton and Margaret River to Augusta: where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet!
Then, we continue to Albany and Esperance. I will make two movies, one of historical context, whale industry success and failures, and the one of Esperance, a little town on the coast, largely still locked down after the virus, and also the winter season. Though nature not on lockdown – and kangaroos still came to Lucky Beach to get some dinner.