Well, big decisions have been made in the Hiking Blog tent over the last few weeks. We have been committed to the environment for many years, especially more so in recent years as we hike in some pristine areas and our children grow older and the possibility of grandchildren looms on the (HOPEFULLY) far horizon.
....well many reasons , too numerous to bore you with here. In summary, we are sick of both main stream parties taking the moderate line and not making hard decisions regarding issues such as green house emissions, logging, alternate fuels, human rights and education. We don't like the way Mr Howard has run Australia. While we may be travelling well, as are many of our friends, there is still a lack of social justice and lack of improvement in conditions for the "bottom" 5% of the population. The loss of a wider "community" feel is palpable.