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Monday 1 October 2012

Erskine Falls...another stop on the road trip....

...on the road again....
space, sky and lots of scenery...in fact unbelievable scenery, some to take your breath away. 
I've felt incredibly priviledged to have witnessed nature's magnificence....  

Long straight roads that stretch for miles....
but then there's so much to stop and see along the way....
Take for instance...
Erskine Falls (aboriginal name Kitjarra Ngitj/Ngatanwarr) which is a magical waterfall, tucked away in the beautiful Great Otway National Park...just off the Great Ocean Road.

 The offical photographer busy at work...
with so much to see on the descent...
But with a few hazards to watch out for on the way down....
 But then the rewards....

Misty ferns....cool freshness....incredible bird song...peace...plus cascading crisp clear water.

You cannot help but stop and stare in wonder....
...even believing perhaps that you have travelled back in time thousands of years...

Falling from a height of thirty metres...
continually moist from the fine mist of water dancing over the rock face. 

It has inspired thousands of nature lovers over the decades. 
Even the poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling wrote of buying a frond of fern “gathered where the Erskine leaps down the road to Lorne”. 

 Who knows, it might have come from this same plant?

As we started to climb back up into the present...the heavens opened and the rains came down...
timed to perfection ;D


  1. The waterfalls are amazing I wish I could hear, smell etc besides just seeing these.

    1. Now wouldn't that be great if I had like a scratch and sniff button. Why didn't I think to video it and then you could have heard it too!
      Sorry...if I go back I'll make sure I do the whole kit and caboodle next time! ;D

      Have a great week and thanks for popping by my place :D

  2. WOW! Gorgeous pictures, the waterfall was stunning! My favorite was the warning sign, did any trees fall while you were there? I've never seen a tree falling on you warning before! lol But seriously, beautiful pictures! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    1. Hi Sandee,
      Thankfully no trees fell whilst we were there although some look very precariously positioned. We all had a good laugh at that warning sign...that's one hellova tree compared to the man!

      I'm glad you liked the post and thanks for popping over...I'll hopefully be able to visit you soon ;D

      Have a great week...with lots of creativity! xoxo

  3. Ferns and waterfalls...ahhh! That looks like paradise to me. :)

    1. I think it has been a very special place for a very long time Rita,
      I'm just so thankful we were able to visit it ;D

      I hope your week is off to a good start...have fun! xox

  4. Hi Neesie,

    What beautiful scenery! Have fun on your latest road trip!!


    1. Hi Kay...yep lots of fun happening here.
      We're definitely making the most of the time we have together ;D

      I hope your week is going well too. I know it's going to take some time to catch up with everyone but I will once we return to 'normal' (whatever that might be)

      Hugs to you too :D

  5. Beautiful photographs, N...a lovely post.

    1. Thanks Julia...I'm glad you liked it.

      By the way, I think I may need to take a rain check for this week's WOYWW. But hopefully without the rain!
      I haven't a desk of any sort as we're travelling still...but I'll catch up with the gang as and when later ;D

      Have a great productive week with lots of creativity! :D

  6. WOW!! What Stunning photographs... so peaceful!! thanks for sharing... I hope wee Muffin looks out for those snakes!! Yikes! Hugs May x x x

    1. Oh don't worry May...Muffin was safe and sound having lots of fun with Zac!
      I'd have lost her within seconds if she had been there with us...the vegetation was so dense!
      Thanks for the WOW...(hehe).

      Have fun with WOYWW this week...I'll have to catch up later I'm afraid. No desk to speak of for this week!

      Toodleloo for now xoxo

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    1. It is indeed Joy,
      Thanks for stopping by...the internet is intermittent where we are at the moment so apologies for the delay in my reply.

      I hope your week is going well so far ~ have fun! ;D

  8. What a beautiful location. I'll bet your are finding lots of drawing and painting inspiration there.


    1. We did gather an incredible amount of inspiration Darla, but now will be the hard task of finding the time to use that inspiration.

      It was a very special place ~ so beautiful you just had to stand and admire the wonder.

      Have a great weekend whatever you're up to...have fun :D


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