Gaby goes cray-zy for giant cause
A 72-YEAR-OLD South Hobart woman is strapping in for a cray-zy ride across the state to raise awareness of an issue close to her heart.
Passionate ecowarrior Gaby Jung, who wants to see a stop to logging in the takayna/Tarkine, sets off today on a colourful 540km bike ride from Hobart to Burnie, which includes stops in Orford and Deloraine.
Ms Jung is making the journey dressed as a giant freshwater crayfish, the largest freshwater invertebrate in the world, which is only found in Tasmania.
“I’ve never done anything like this before and my biggest worry is angering drivers who might get stuck behind me,” she said.
“The main cause for this is hopefully being part of protecting the takayna/Tarkine.
“If we keep on logging at the current rate we will deprive our kids of a healthy life.”
Ms Jung’s ride will set off from Mawsons Place at 9.15am today, and will end with joining the Bob Brown Foundation BioBlitz Citizen Science Weekend at the Tarkine forest.
People interested in meeting Ms Jung during her two-week trip can follow her Ride4takayna Facebook page for updates.