Saturday was one of those epic days where everything seemed to fall into place. After waking up at the ungodly hour of 4:30 am and spending an hour and a half driving down the Pacific Motorway with a loose plan and an over-cooked sweet-potato loaf as our breakfast (for recipe, click here), I soon found myself in the heart of Springbrook National Park, standing with my jaw dropped to the floor in front of the wildy incredible Twin Falls. And it would have seemed that the mornings drudgery had proven well worthwhile as Rhett and I soon discovered that we were completely and blissfully alone.
To give you a bit of background information, Twin Falls is just one of the many water falls that you will encounter walking the ‘Twin Falls Circuit’ located within the Springbrook National Park. The circuit itself was fairly innocuous, but wildly rewarding. And before we knew it, Rhett and I found ourselves submersed in a subtropical rainforest, navigating through narrowed, ambiguous walkways and impressive formations. And not once did we ever run short of things to see or views to gawk at.
For any locals thinking about making this trek, the Twin Falls Circuit itself is about 4 kms in length and estimated to take 2 to 3 hours to walk. But I dare say that whoever came up with that estimation probably factored in 5 to 10 additional minutes of viewing time for each creek, and waterfall, and lookout as the walk itself seemed fairly short. But considering just how much there was to see, Rhett and I were lucky to make it out in under 2-and-a-bit-hours.
Anyway, back to the main event. I cannot begin to explain to you just how incredible the Twin Falls were. After a weeks worth of rainfall, the waterfall itself was absolutely raging and the force of it all almost made me want to retreat and take a few, or fifty, steps back. So when Rhett politely asked me to climb onto a neighbouring rock a mere 5 metres away and hold a steady pose for about ..15 to 20 minutes, you could probably wager a guess at just how keen I was.
And you won’t be able to tell from these photos, but the whole time I was propped on top of that rock, I copped massive sprays of water and unsettling gushes of wind. And I’m not going to lie, not only was I freezing my ass off but I felt utterly confronted by just how forceful and wild nature can be. Needless to say, getting these photos proved to be a bit of a challenge, both physically and mentally. But it definitely made for a crazy and amazing experience. And looking back, I am so proud of my efforts! What do you guys think?
And that’s it from me today. Pretty short and sweet but regardless of length, I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Here’s to a lightning fast working week and a sunny next weekend!
Love Linda, xo