Back on the Fingerpost Track the kids half slide-ski, half walk in the half-melting snow.

Tommy says, 'We should be near Rocky Whelan's cave, now.'

'Who's Rocky Whelan?' says Ian.

'A bushranger. Used to hang out up here. There were no tracks to the cave then. The police didn't find him for years. I think. It should be here, somewhere.'

Ian runs ahead and then skids a metre or so through the slush. Imagines ramping his skateboard. Through trees. On a slope. In a computer game environment. 3D.