Tasmania’s Styx River does not acknowledge mobile phones, wifi or any internet related device, but has done quite nicely without, for longer than anyone living or dead can remember. Thank you giant swamp woods, thank you rainforest understory, thank you orange fungus, thank you wild wild Styx River for reflecting so perfectly my setting in The Styx. Perhaps every Styx River has the added dimension gifted by Goddess Styx, goddess of invulnerability, that results in every visitor recognising greatness and acquiring an extra reverence for nature. Thank you Tasmania State for allowing such an amazing place to exist. And for letting me visit. Thank you Tasmania Wilderness Society for the map to get there. I’ll be at Hobart Bookshop on Saturday Jan 6 from 10am to 1pm – if you are anywhere near, please come to say hello.