Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May 21: Write about a journey in your life.

I hate the word journey.

Did I really write that prompt? Apologies, but let us carry on because there are only ten days to go and I will have blogged every day in May. Ha - that's a journey right there, my blog everyday in May journey. But that one is not finished.

This weekend I had to work on Saturday so that left Sunday as a free family day.

We took off to another National Park area for what was meant to be a 20 minute walk. It wasn't, it never is, but it was really fun.







We walked down the big hill to take a look at the Organ Pipes, they are just rocks but they are pretty good rocks. There is a picnic area down there but this log has a much better viewing spot.


We walked along the river until we got to the Rosette Rock.

Do you see the rosette?

Nature is fab.


After the Rosette Rock is the Tessellated Pavement.

Here you are meant to turn around and walk back the way you came. Unless you are Mr H.

He saw the sign that said

WARNING

SLIPPERY ROCK

SLIPPERY EDGES

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT WALK WITHOUT AN ADULT


And then he said, "Let's go this way."

I was hesitant but Popps was already way out of my view.

Immy had been busy picking bunches of clover, because she had become 'Queen of Clover' and was required to hold a bunch of clover at all times.

Moments later (on our journey) we were on our hands and knees crawling like mountain goats up this hill and we didn't even know where it was going to end up. Mr H kept saying it would bring us to the car but I couldn't see any way through to the car park. All I could think was getting down was going to be worse than getting up. And I was out of breath.

But the view, the view. Always worth it for the view.

The photos don't show the steepness, but note the trees are down there, that is the other side of the river. Straight down is where we had come from.





When we got to the top and I was trying to take a photo of the view, Immy jumped in my way and it was then I realised that she had made it up the entire track still carrying her bouquet of clover. I don't think she lost a single one as she scrambled over those rocks one handed.






Do you take your kids out for a walk in nature much?

You should. You won't believe what you might get out of it and how great you will all feel afterwards. Also, it won't cost you a thing.











8 comments:

  1. When the weather is good, yes we love taking the kids exploring, it's handing have the Grampians off so close, b/c there is lots to explore there.

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  2. Yes, we love to take road trips and explore what is around us. Looks like you all had a great time xx

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  3. What a lovely spot! My hubby is like your hubby too, an "explorer"! We do like getting out in the bush, though don't do it as often these days.

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  4. You've inspired me - that's my type of journey. The Queen of Clover did very well. Great pictures.

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  5. Must get ourselves to the organ pipes! Looks good.

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  6. It just so happens we did what you did on Saturday, the kids had a ball, then we found some more little walks, creeks to muck around in on the way home! I don't mind the word journey, although to me a journey is never ending!

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  7. Walking and exploring the outdoors is one of my favourite things to do with my kids. Especially if we get to wear our gumboots :) How lucky are you to have such a beautiful park nearby?!

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  8. We love the Organ Pipes National Park. Apart from the planes flying overhead.

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