Passion is a word that's been bandied around a lot lately, and I can totally see why.
We've been in Robe over the weekend. I've been dead quiet on the social web, because no wifi, well not any free wifi anyway. Isn't that a bummer.
I just think wonderful small towns like this would benefit from having a free wifi hotspot. Imagine that free wifi as free advertising for the towns seaside charm, great dining and shopping. It equals tourists, economy boosting visitors to the fabulous Limestone Coast.
Maybe it's just me being miffed, that I can't afford the extra costs to run my phone on wifi when I'm not at home.
On Saturday we came across a gathering of locals and community leaders, the first in South Australia, to declare their community 'gasfield free'. A stand against unconventional gas mining and fracking in the Limestone Coast.
A man stood, quite emotional, as he spoke. He was passionate. Passionate about keeping our area fracking free. Passionate about his community.
We need passionate people. Passionate people are leaders. Passionate people get things done. They make noise. They share their passion, until other people start to care, to become passionate too.
I love our coastline. It is fabulous.
I love our farmlands. They are fabulous, precious. Beautiful.
I love this land of ours. I do believe it is worth protecting from contamination. It is worth protecting for our future generations, locals and visitors alike, of our gorgeous part of the world.
Have you heard of the 'Lock the gate' campaign?