For the past two days I have been completely off the grid. We were travelling through Yellowstone National Park in the US which, by the way, is wonderful. It has all of the ‘natural’ attractions that Disney might put into a park that was similarly themed but with authenticity. Of course, Disney would have provided both WiFi access and mobile phone coverage. Our party had an Optus and Telstra phone between us and got nothing. Sadly, this meant that we were left to fend for ourselves with early 1990s technology in communicating with our travelling partners who were equipped with working iPhones and Blackberries. It made for a trip that was far less integrated than we had hoped. For example, we missed a key bear sighting.
Anyhow, a few hours ago, we came out of the wilderness and back into mobile range. My Blackberry chirped itself silly as emails arrived. And with each chirp I felt myself being restored to a whole. It is good to be back.