Okay. I am back. Well … sort-of. I am returning with a reduced one-post-per-week blogging schedule. With August now coming to a close and December getting itself ready to knock down my door, I am finding myself with less and less time for Olive & Clo; my priorities having shifted towards planning the upcoming wedding and my honeymoon. Which, needless to say, I am out-of-my-mind excited about.
For this post I am coming to you with a suite of photos from a morning adventure where Rhett and I enjoyed a sunrise from the private enclaves of Paradise Caves. This gem is no secret to locals but can be difficult to locate as it remains relatively hidden beneath the headland of Sunshine Beach, situated at the southern end of Noosa National Park.
The actual journey to these rocky caves proved somewhat stress-free; the short walk lasting no more than 500 metres across a well-worn and distinguished path. However, the decent down to these caves from the headland did get a touch sketchy as Rhett and I soon found ourselves scaling down a small but steep cliff face and scrambling over slippery, barnacle-covered rocks before finally reaching ground level.
And believe it or not, Paradise Caves wasn’t even the best part. Because once we were done exploring, and investigating the rock pools, chasing blue-coloured crabs, and taking one-too-many happy snaps, Rhett and I went further north, dodging through crashing waves and sliding over a few more mossy rocks to get passed a second headland where we discovered another more secluded cave. Which, as you can see, was well-worth the added effort and some very, very wet clothes.
For anybody looking to visit, I wouldn’t recommend trying at high-tide as access to these caves does become extremely dangerous. But as an FYI, Rhett and I arrived an hour before low-tide (approx. 0.52m) and even then, to access the smaller, secluded beaches and second cave adjacent to Paradise Caves required a fair amount of tide-watching, and dodging, and sprinting, and scrambling. Not something I would recommend if you want to remain dry.
These photos pretty much speak for themselves. The caves were effortlessly beautiful, and grand, and slightly unnerving. But all-in-all, a breath-taking must-see place to visit. And one that I would highly recommend to all.
That’s all from me today, and I am delighted to be back in front of my laptop and writing again. I am hoping to upload every Tuesday and despite feeling completely out of practice, I am hoping to get back into a routine with blogging. But until my next post, I would love to know what you guys have been getting up to! I am sure I have plennnnnty to catch up on.
Love Linda, xo