There are so many stark scenes in Australia. Drive outback and down a dusty dirt track and you can be confronted with ruins and relics, warning signs and fallen trees and forbidding looking places. We love venturing off the beaten track but sometimes it can feel as though we’ve ventured somewhere we shouldn’t have.
From the bush to the sea, the Australian landscape is vast and filled with ever changing views. Some of them come with pretty clear warnings. Like this one below.
Wanna venture out? I don’t think so. The risks are obvious. Yet there are still foolish people who choose to walk beyond the barriers and risk life and limb for the sake of a photo. Mother Nature can be fierce and forbidding. It’s best to respect her.
It’s just not worth it. Can you imagine falling into this. Raging waters and blowholes are better seen from up high, on the walking track and the look out point.
Then there’s the very real threat of bush fires, especially during the hot summer months. This was taken about a year ago when we were camped in the valleys of the high country. A huge plume of smoke blanketed the sky one night and we were on full alert to evacuate. It was an ominous sight and I still remember the smell of the smoke and how forbidding the air felt.
This is my interpretation of Forbidding which Paula is asking for on Thursday’s Special this week.
Take care on your travels. Where ever you are I wish you peace and light skies.