Night stroll

In these COVID times, even though Tasmania is supposed to be free of this most recent threat to our existence going for a walk at night has a whole new reason. The Basin walk is safe enough, there are lots of. harmless native animals around, a few cats out to hunt the natives and the odd and likely a very cold rough sleeper. One man who looks to be a very weathered thirty something chap who outwardly by his gestures would seem to have a mental disability, sleeps perhaps under a fir tree whose lower boughs touch the ground at their extremities forming a tent. I had a feeling someone was was in the vicinity when traces tobacco smoke tickled my nostrils I was not alone. But guessing it was the same man we had seen on our evening constitutional I was unperturbed by his presence, but I walked on.

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