Dani Wright escapes with her family to Tasmania's Wild West Coast.

There are two types of people in this world — those who love blue skies and sunshine, and those who crave dark skies and storms. It's no surprise, given the dark convict past and windswept coastline, that the people of the isolated fishing village of Strahan, on Tasmania's west coast, prefer more rugged conditions than the calmer East Coast offers.

In fact, they're very proud of the dark skies and inclement weather that come with being at the "ends of the earth".

In the gift store, where I buy

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