It’s the thrill you get as a wave breaks over the edge of your board, or the jolt in your stomach when your BMX bike lifts off the berm and flies through the air. It’s the easy rhythm of a horse cantering beneath you, or the tilt of a sailboat as you tack across the water.
Escaping into nature always feels wonderful. Making it an active escape doubles the delight. Add a hit of adrenaline to your dopamine and you will find it hard to take the smile off your face. One of the joys of this country is that there are always active adventures close at hand, even if you live in the big city. Look around a little and you will find all sorts of opportunities, from bushwalks that include the chance to cool off at a scenic waterfall to the chance to toboggan down sand dunes. Enjoy the exhilaration.