Last week we went for a wander to the falls where we are currently camped; Stevenson’s falls, about 30 km inland from Apollo bay.
The trail led us alongside the creek, through wet native forest, distant plantation, wild blackberries, and the occasional fungi.
Anusha finding it hard not to constantly stop to pick and munch blackberries, and the forest providing a veritable smorgasbord for Elki’s imagination; after not long we found ourselves at the day use area and crossed the creek.
The cool water called but we continued on, the children venturing onto the rocky paths winding along the creek.
Hopping from rock to rock Elki and Anusha made their way to the waterfall as Scott, a sleeping Zubin, and I strolled alongside on the path.
Before long the easy peaceful trail led us to the beautiful falls.
A welcoming, refreshing, and cooling sight.
Elki immediately climbed down to the bottom of the falls,
exploring the surrounding rocks, small caves, and pools.
Anusha shortly ventured down too,
And then Scott and Laska followed,
Whilst a now awake Zubin, and I, observed and breathed in the beauty from the lookout.
I love to watch my family delight in nature’s wonders,
And capture our time together in these special places.
On our return walk I rock hopped with the children along the creek whilst Scott strolled back with Zubin.
We met at the day use area and the children and I cooled our feet in the water before walking the remaining stretch. Anusha, with a sore foot, was carried by Scott and they picked the highest berries, previously out of reach!
Elki led the way, and I found him resting and reading under the shade of a pine in our camp upon my return.