TG #12

Another fantastic four articles for you in Issue Twelve:

It’s generally not a good idea to jump off of mountain cliffs, but for some people its a way to experience the wilderness. Join Chris Sharples on another visit to Frenchmans Cap- this time to parachute jump from the summit.

Shutterbug Walkabouts shares another beautiful photo essay with us, this time focusing on the fine details of the Tasmanian coastline. From seashells to mountaintops, it’s a fine photo gallery.

The prolific and eminent historian Reg Watson tells us the globe-spanning story of politics and nationhood of Thomas O’ Meagher. This advocate for Irish independence was sentenced to death, but transported to Van Dieman’s Land. His story ends on a riverboat on the Missouri River- if you’d like to know how he escaped, you’ll have to read the story!

And Clementine Hauguenois, a painter and treeclimbing instructor from France, shares some of her watercolour images of the East Coast. Bright and vivid, these images have a palette that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Happy Trails!

— The Editor