What a lovely weekend we just had. I hope you all had a great Easter weekend and that you got out and about and enjoyed not only all the chocolate and goodies that are so much a part of Easter but maybe walked some of it off like Wayne and I did.
We had a great walk on Saturday morning up the mountain. That would be Mount Wellington in Hobart Tasmania. If you haven’t been there you should go as there are a number of great walks and lots of beautiful views. So make sure you take your camera!
So on Saturday we decided to do the O’Gradys Falls walk from The Springs. The sun was shining and the weather was good but they did say a change (rain) was coming so we thought get up there early and have a short walk, as in Tasmania you don’t really want to be caught out if the weather does decide to change.
So off we went heading down from the Springs (there is plenty of parking as well as toilets and a picnic area) following the tracks, which are all well sign posted. You are in amongst the trees and it becomes quite peaceful. Make sure if you are out on any walk you take some time to look around as you never know what you will find. I am a great lover of taking photos (not professional of course!) of anything and everything that looks interesting.
I probably sound a bit nerdish but I love being out in nature, enjoying the birds chirping and checking out all the paths, the trees, the moss and the fungus. It makes me feel like I am in another world and all my worries and cares just fall away.
We walked down and down and down some more until we reached the falls. As we approached we could hear the water, that soothing sound of the water falling over the edge of the rocks. Very nice. The bridge crossing was quite funny as there was a warning on it which said ‘WARNING – Maximum Bridge limit – One Adult with two children’. I never thought I’d see a bridge with a limit on it in the bush. But they are small bridges so I can imagine they wouldn’t hold too many people.
At this stage we could have turned around and headed back (up, up and away!) the way we came. But why retrace what you have already done when you can continue on and possibly see something just as exciting along the way. As long as you follow the tracks and check the signs you will end up back where you started.
And we stumbled across yet another waterfall. As we were walking we again heard the sound of water falling and decided to take another path to where the sound was coming from. And this is what we found.
Then it was back up to the trail, looping our way up the hill and back to the car park. Along the way we found many different forms of fungi as well as a tree that had grown at a right angle before it then decided to head towards the sun and sky. Amazing.
It was a great morning out in the fresh air and sunshine!