Working in law enforcement represents many special challenges and also presents many stresses that require me to separate from the daily grind of the office and break away into the bush to gather my thoughts and recharge the batteries.
The impact of 20 years law enforcement work takes its toll and being able to get in the car and hit the road for several days R&R away from the horrors of policing is a great way that I find helps create a balanced outlook of society.
Whether, it’s fishing on the beach or roughing it under stars, there is something about being back in the Australian wilderness that brings calm to the hectic pace of life. A sense of relaxation comes over me when out in the bush.
From the red, burnt earth of the Karijini National Park and the beauty of the coral of the Ningaloo reef in the Pilbara to the whitest sandiest beaches of the Western Australian southern coast I have explored and unwind at the end of the day relaxing with an ice cold beer.
Some of the beauties of the Western Australian areas I love to spend my time away from it all and places to share time with the family.
BY STUART MCRAE