You guys would never guess what time Rhett and I hauled our butts out of bed last Sunday morning. Three-fudging-thirty! It felt downright …un-g*dly. An absolute crawl. And why? Because, for some bizarre reason, we thought that’d it be a good idea to watch the sun rise over Springbrook National Park. Which, mind-you, included a 1.5 hour drive south from our Brisbane CBD home. So whoever came up with that brilliant idea was a bit of a silly wombat. And let’s be real, that wombat was most likely me.
Nevertheless, despite Rhett and I both sporting bloodshot bleary-eyes, sluggish limbs and a bone-chilling dislike for the winter cold, for the most part, we managed to maintain a fairly upbeat attitude. Having spent the better half of the Saturday before indoors, achieving very little at home, we were both keen to get back outdoors, breathing in natural, unfiltered air and getting our bodies moving again.
So without further ado, here is a small gallery of photos where Rhett and I watched the sun rise over Springbrook National Park sitting on the edge of Blackfellow Falls. This lookout, which is not really a lookout at all, was a brisk 15-minute walk down a fairly well-worn path just left of the Canyon Lookout car park. And with our head-lamps on, the journey itself proved pretty innocuous and aside from the occasional pademelon that ran passed us, scarying the absolute life and soul out of me, there was not much else to report. But yes, there is nothing that gets my heart racing quite like contending with wildlife in the dead of night.
Nature aside, the sunrise turned out just as we had expected, breath-takingly spectacular. The rolling hills of the National Park were lit up with a beautiful, warm cast, and the crisp, nippy air, and utter quietness of the world made for a serene and magical morning. And the fact that we got the place to ourselves for the entirety of the morning made our early efforts all the more worthwhile.
I hope you guys enjoyed this short and sweet post. And until we speak again next time, I would love to hear some stories from your weekend adventures. Did you guys manage to catch a sunrise?
Love Linda, xo