Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bush Walk






A couple of weeks ago (before I had this cold) it was a beautiful sunny day so we headed off for a bush walk up here in the mountains. I feel very lucky that I have such a beautiful spot in the world to live that is not that expsesive (well, my landlord just put my rent up $20 a week - I'm not happy about it but I won't go into that here).





We patted numerous mossy rocks that felt like velvet.







We looked a different rocks. Here's some beautiful sandstone rock which had rings like a tree.



We found a tree hollow and looked for little elves, fairies and gnomes, but no one was home.






This track had a little stream which we followed. It ended at a cliff edge that dropped for a couple of hundred meters.




We crossed stepping stones, ...






... climbed rocky stairs while the boys climbed the railings, ...





... and found ant holes that little Lou so desperately wanted to stick his finger in.



He did put his finger in one - lucky no one was home. Nothing like the curousity of little ones! They love sticking their fingers in any holes, don't they ?(LOL). Lucky we have five fingers on each hand - lots of spares! ;)





Finally, we got to the end of the track. It was such a beautiful view. We sat and listened to the wind pick up and howl around us, watched the birds flying by, and just sat there taking it all in.




And a little snack of Rice Wheels and water.





And of course, we had to have an ice cream too. ;)



10 comments:

Redbeet Mama said...

How special! I loved joining you on your hike through a really cool place - amazing vistas!

LOL about the fingers!

Namaste, Nicole

Toria said...

Lovely. Which walk is that? I need to some suggestions for easy walks for Rowan to manage.

Alicia said...

What a beautiful day! I'm longing to get out into the bush now that the snakes will be going into hibernation!

Lynne said...

You are indeed blessed - a beautiful location to live in and beautiful children to share it with.

softearthart said...

A lovely outing, beaut photos, cheers Marie

Melissa said...

What amazing views - awesome!

Appleshoe said...

Puts our nature walk this past weekend to shame. Such lovely pictures; you are truly blessed to live there.

Mette aka mettuska said...

What a nice bush walk!

mountainwildlife said...

Beautiful walk. 10 years here and I never tire of seeing the mountains (like others feel about the sea I imagine)

I hear you on the rent situation... but you are probably better off sticking where you are settled- it is SO hard to get a rental at the moment (up where we need to be anyway) there are masses of us viewing at open house days, really not enjoyable!

Julie said...

Hi Anne! Thanks for coming by my blog! You and Messyfish have so much in common!!! Are you living near each other over there??? This was such a great hiking area...so beautiful! I would say the ice cream part was essential to the perfect ending of a perfect day!!!