- Interview: Christian McLeod
Passing Through Tasmania
Tasmania occupies the same latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere as Chile and New Zealand’s South Island. All three of these places are known for rugged terrain and inclement weather. Jake Zack recently returned from a solo camping trip and shared a few photos and insights behind his journey.
“I got around on a 1996 Mitsubishi Magna, it was all I could afford. Every bump and the axle would make a loud bang. It would sound like it was going to break. This made things very interesting in Tas with mostly dirt roads leading to the beaches.”
“I picked up information about surfing in Tasmania from people I met in mainland Australia and from checking swell charts. The latter of which I did not get to see for up to 4 days at a time while I was camping. Free wifi spots were hard to come by. All I had was a map and word of mouth to guide me.”
“The environment is so complex and unique. The island comes off as being much bigger then it really is. The weather would change every hour at times. The wind was almost always present in force and the landscape was overwhelming. A blizzard trapped me in a remote part of the Central Highlands while I was searching for Trout. I had fallen asleep in my car and woke up to near white out conditions.”