Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The idea starts

For a while now I've been thinking that undertaking some activity and creating a blog about it would be a pretty cool thing to do.  The initial idea came after watching the movie Julie & Julia. For those unfamiliar with the plot Julie Powell, a frustrated office worker & cookbook inspired fledgling writer, undertakes the challenge to whip up the 524 recipes featured in renowned cook Julia Childs' book 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in 365 days. To introduce a new generation to the magic of French cooking she blogs of experiences with each recipe.

So what was my activity to be?  I love the outdoors and I love the Tasmanian environment so something around these things seemed the obvious choice. I have a shack on the Tasman Peninsula and although I've owned it for ten years I hadn't done any of the walks around the area.  This Christmas break I decided to check out a couple of the closer ones to my shack.  When I was checking out info on the internet I came across reference to a book produced  by Peter and Shirley Storey on walking on the Tasman Peninsula...35 walks in and around Tasman National Park. Bingo!...that's it...the perfect fit. 

I'm a small business owner and mum to 3 children, both of these things take up a lot of my time and can be challenging but I wanted to set myself a personal challenge, so this is it....complete the 35 walks and share my experiences.  While the Storey's book provides comprehensive info about the walks, the terrain, preparation etc I want to give readers information from the perspective of someone who has little knowledge but a heap of enthusiasm and hopefully can encourage a couple of people at least to get out and enjoy the great natural environment that's right outside our back door.

So here goes....

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