I escaped the city to live in a National Park

No I don’t mean going off-grid, like John Krakaur’s hermit story — Into the Wild, but to live and work, in a small town, within a designated (UNESCO) World Heritage listed National Park – The Blue Mountains.

Famed for their blue haze, a form of natural pollution created by eucalyptus oil evaporated from gum leaves; the Blue Mountains (Locally referred to as The Mountains, rise like a mountainous tsunami, two hours west of Sydney, Australia.

It’s easy to imagine a life of sunrise cliff-top hikes, bush tucker and tranquility…