This is why everybody wants to visit Tasmania:)
It meant to be a quick drive to the campsite... But somehow you find yourself driving on a dirt road, in the middle of the forest, late at night. And rapidly running out of gas.
You realise that either: a) you've entered the wrong address to the GPS or b) +Google decided to pull a prank on you.
Either way, you're in the middle of nowhere. And then you realise you just lost your phone signal altogether.
You start hearing all sorts of noise. You've arrived at the suicide route, where wombats, kangaroos, rabbits and assorted mammals come to die!
You see them looking at you as if taunting you with their shining, bulging eyes just before they jump in front of your car.
You try hard not to hit any of them.But you're too distracted by the thought of a serial killer about to pounce.
You keep telling yourself you'll get to the campsite soon. But the farther you drive, the darker and rougher the road gets.
You're now down to your last few litres of fuel. You want to turn around but you keep driving forward as if hypnotised by the dark road ahead.
Finally, you get to the end of the road only to find out it's a 4WD track!
You have no choice but to turn around.
At this point, you're sure that you're going to die... But first, you're going to try to get back to town and vow to avoid picking up any hitchhikers.
Meanwhile, the wombats and wallabies are now trying even harder to get killed and they're appearing in front of you more frequently and in greater numbers.
You want to stop and film. It'll make a great IG story! But you decide to drive on instead and try hard to avoid running over any of these suicidal maniacs.
It feels like an eternity but somehow you manage to get back to town unscathed. You fuel up, ask for direction to this campsite and find it within 10 minutes drive from the town.
You take a big sigh of relief as you finally arrive at your destination.
You get out of the car, look up and see this...a sky adorned with millions of stars. And Milky Way!
You smile, grab your camera, take a few shots and savour the magical moments of silence under the dark and starry Tasmanian sky 😊
Wishing you all a beautifully wild day or evening my friends:)
Photography and Copyright by +Nila Sweeney
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