Friday, April 25, 2014

Tracks - the story of Robyn Davidson

(Apologies to readers for neglecting this blog!)

Yesterday I went to my favourite movie theatre at Bribie Island to see "Tracks" - the story of Robyn Davidson, who trekked from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean way back in 1977.  I had started to read the book some time ago, and recently found that I had a copy of it - a book bought or given to my late father, who wrote his name and the date 1985, in the front of it.  The book has shown its age, with the perimeter of the pages yellowing.

I remember hearing the story, or reading the press about her ventures way back in the 1980's, and was pleased to see that eventually a movie was made of this extra ordinary adventure.

I marvel at her determination to complete the journey as there were many obstacles in her way.  It really is an inspiration story.  Indeed she had an element of luck with her as well - such an awesome journey.

I found the biography of Robyn very interesting too - especially her connection with the writer Salman Rushdie.

Another great Australian story with stunning photography of Australia from Alice Springs to the West.
Mia Wasikowska played he role of Robyn, and Adam Driver played Rick Smolan, the photographer for National Geographic.