by Sophie Barrett, guide at Garonga
As a guide I live in a heady world of adrenaline highs and lows. Each drive and walk is filled with excitement and possibility – you never know what the bush is going to offer you that day. The longer you are in the business the more superstitions you pick up, you start to notice what order you dressed in, or whether you were wearing your hat the day you had a particularly unusual sighting. For me it has reached the stage where I have collected seven pairs of lucky socks just to be sure that I am never without!