Kathryn writes about the freedom of the sea in the Sydney Morning Herald

When I was eight or nine, we took a trip to the NSW north coast, my only experience of a family holiday. My mother, a single parent, working shifts as an enrolled nurse, frequently exhausted, had little time or money. But this was special: a return to Nimbin, to her childhood roots. A road trip with five of us squeezed into the hot Cortina, en route to a cramped caravan in Lismore.

I remember little of it, but one memory stays with me …

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Freediving: descending to silence
Freediving: descending to silence, in solitude. Photo: Simon Schluter


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