Where Destiny Leads
this is the story of an adventurous young man, that bored with main stream Britain headed off to travel the world, finally working on a huge cattle station in Northern Australia. The world was a very different place than we see today. It offers fascinating insights into life that seems long ago and shares many of the experiences with memorable pen portraits, of people and events. More
this is a factual recount about an adventurous young man that bored with life in main stream Britain decided to do what so many others before him did. He left Britain to travel the world and in doing so had many memorable and exciting experiences.
This was in the sixties which was not so long ago, but the world then was very different. A world that seemed smaller than the world of today, where life was doubtless harder, but perhaps more caring, more generous and very much more personal.
The story covers travel across half of the world including much of Europe, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria,Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, finally arriving in outback Australia, where much of the story is centred on Wave Hill which was one of the largest cattle stations in the world and covered almost 6200 square miles.
As this was the sixties almost all cattle work was done on horseback, and with very few motorised vehicles - much of the transport was by horse drawn wagons.
The book is written in such a way as to invite the reader to share in his experiences with memorable pen portraits, of people and events. It offers fascinating insights into life at a time that seems long ago; when a little sometimes had to go a long way.