The major landmark nearest to Lake Repulse Dam is Bilton Hill with its local telecommunications tower. That didn’t help me much. I had no mobile phone or internet reception for the entire walk. The area between Lake Repulse Dam and Catagunya Dam is an isolated remote part of Tasmania.
I walked on, forever looking down unable not to watch the thousands of cricket insects jumping across the ground and around my legs. Movements everywhere. Movements may signal a snake so I needed perpetual vigilance. It was exhausting being alerted by the motions of the constant cricket hops and imagining a dangerous slitherer was the cause of the movement. Only once during the walk did I think I glimpsed six inches of a thick glossy black ‘rope’ disappearing into the undergrowth. This is not something you check on to be certain. You just keep going.