Walk and Writing

I will be updating and adding walks over the next month or so. Initial focus being the south side of the bay and Booderee National Park.

A new page of Nature Writing is up and will be added to as the muse see’s fit. The first essay is a seasons based essay with haiku like inclusions. A sample follows;

 

Sharp sky edge

Mountain top

A quiet moment

We turn the four wheel drive off the highway just before Milton and head up the Pointers Gap Road. The surface turns to gravel quickly and we steadily wind our way up through the eastern edge of the Budawangs. As the road steepens it narrows and on each side huge sandstone boulders appear as monolithic gateways.

Bouncing across a shallow ford, the gravel becomes rutted, sandy sections appear, tea tree closes in as we pull into a tiny car park. Crossing a locked gate Matt and I adjust our packs and head down the old logging track accompanied by the shrill cacophony of lorikeets and rosellas. The open forest is a mix of gum and heaths, small finches and robins flit beyond our field of vision, a flutter and they are gone, their sprightly call always ahead of or behind us.

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