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 Subjects which I particularly want to cover in this series are: Subjects which I particularly want to cover in this series are:
-* eye safety +* eye safety\\ 
-* moving over rocks +* moving over rocks\\ 
-* moving rocks +* moving rocks\\ 
-* the edges of the cliffs, viewpoints, etc. +* the edges of the cliffs, viewpoints, etc.\\ 
-* how to handle slippery rocks +* how to handle slippery rocks\\ 
-* getting lost and its ramifications +* getting lost and its ramifications\\ 
-* night movement and how to use torches +* night movement and how to use torches\\ 
-* planning your walk to finish in daylight+* planning your walk to finish in daylight\\
 * anything else anybody thinks of * anything else anybody thinks of
  
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 by Peter Christian. by Peter Christian.
  
-Chasing the hands of time whilst captive in the city,  +Chasing the hands of time whilst captive in the city, \\ 
-Wishing my life away, awaiting the moment of release,  +Wishing my life away, awaiting the moment of release,\\  
-When feet skid on mountain trail, my lungs rejuvenated, ​+When feet skid on mountain trail, my lungs rejuvenated, ​\\
 Flush back in my cheeks, once again my soul feels at ease. Flush back in my cheeks, once again my soul feels at ease.
  
-I am labelled as footloose, an itinerant daydreamer.  +I am labelled as footloose, an itinerant daydreamer. ​\\ 
-What do I care if they dare to offend thy 'very god-send. +What do I care if they dare to offend thy 'very god-send.\\ 
-I have my love for creatures they kill for leisure, squash underfoot. ​+I have my love for creatures they kill for leisure, squash underfoot.\\ 
 Intense perception and sensitivity are gifts I wisely spend. Intense perception and sensitivity are gifts I wisely spend.
  
-My pulse quickens with eager anticipation,​ +My pulse quickens with eager anticipation,​\\ 
-My heart aches with painful deliveration +My heart aches with painful deliveration\\ 
-To be perched once more as hawk on distant craggy peak, +To be perched once more as hawk on distant craggy peak, \\
 Head lost in the mist as bell-birds chime as since creation. Head lost in the mist as bell-birds chime as since creation.
  
-I age a few days till the freedom burns clear in my eyes. +I age a few days till the freedom burns clear in my eyes.\\ 
-I pack my home onto my shoulders, leave all hang-ups behind.  +I pack my home onto my shoulders, leave all hang-ups behind. ​\\ 
-Friend at my side, we have our affair with our primeval past, +Friend at my side, we have our affair with our primeval past, \\
 Sensing the reason for man's frail existence, endless Light within mind. Sensing the reason for man's frail existence, endless Light within mind.
  
-We merge on mystic moors when plant-life turns on its colors. +We merge on mystic moors when plant-life turns on its colors.\\ 
-We bathe in bracing mountain pools and where the river blends the sea. Footsteps fall silent in dark rainforest on springy carpet of moss and leaves.+We bathe in bracing mountain pools and where the river blends the sea.\\ 
 +Footsteps fall silent in dark rainforest on springy carpet of moss and leaves.\\
 We stand muted by towering turpentines whilst hidden by ferns so gently. We stand muted by towering turpentines whilst hidden by ferns so gently.
  
-We rest our bones on grassy river flat and stoney mountain ridge,  +We rest our bones on grassy river flat and stoney mountain ridge, ​\\ 
-The lyre-bird serenades us in early morn' and twilight time,  +The lyre-bird serenades us in early morn' and twilight time, \\ 
-Raucous laughter and ribaldry abound 'round campfire glow, +Raucous laughter and ribaldry abound 'round campfire glow, \\
 We share unique comradeship and revel in such moments sublime. We share unique comradeship and revel in such moments sublime.
  
-The sheer joy of being alive, to see sunrays flood a fog-bound valley,  +The sheer joy of being alive, to see sunrays flood a fog-bound valley, ​\\ 
-To stumble over an eerie moonscape, bathed in opalescent light,  +To stumble over an eerie moonscape, bathed in opalescent light, ​\\ 
-To lie contented under rock overhang, night'​s mantle being drawn over, +To lie contented under rock overhang, night'​s mantle being drawn over, \\
 Feel compassion for the aboriginals'​ country others abuse as "​their"​ right. Feel compassion for the aboriginals'​ country others abuse as "​their"​ right.
  
-So we're called eccentric, odd balls, really we feel quite normal, +So we're called eccentric, odd balls, really we feel quite normal,\\ 
-But we're not puritans, nor fanatics as popular belief would proclaim. +But we're not puritans, nor fanatics as popular belief would proclaim.\\ 
-We puff our pipes, down some ale, fruit of the vine without a wink. +We puff our pipes, down some ale, fruit of the vine without a wink.\\ 
 A modest cup or two of tea is refreshing over flickering flame. A modest cup or two of tea is refreshing over flickering flame.
  
-Despite all criticism, looks of wonderment and disdain, +Despite all criticism, looks of wonderment and disdain,\\ 
-Bushwalkin'​s quite beneficial, tones up saggy muscle and foggy brain.  +Bushwalkin'​s quite beneficial, tones up saggy muscle and foggy brain.\\  
-"​Harmful"​ side effects being stretched limbs, blister and shredded clothes.+"​Harmful"​ side effects being stretched limbs, blister and shredded clothes.\\
 It beats hands down "​warming the couch" in sunshine, snow or rain. It beats hands down "​warming the couch" in sunshine, snow or rain.
  
- ​Rather than be in the lap of luxury, I rough it out here, + ​Rather than be in the lap of luxury, I rough it out here,\\ 
-Rather than let the pressure screw me, I keep my sanity, +Rather than let the pressure screw me, I keep my sanity,\\ 
-No pills, mostly no fags or amber liquid, I'm addicted to the bush, +No pills, mostly no fags or amber liquid, I'm addicted to the bush,\\ 
 I get high without pot or speed, I take an overdose of serenity. I get high without pot or speed, I take an overdose of serenity.
  
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