Twas winter 1996. I had just spent three months hitchhiking and busking around Tasmania. I was living in the tipi you can see in the background of this photo on the coast south of Sydney, beneath the Illawara escarpment at Coledale. In a month or two I would be traveling to Thailand and India where I would spend the following seven months. Between March 1996 and March 1997 I lived on five thousand Australian dollars. Maybe that is why I look so pensive in this picture.