What is it about water that draws and fascinates us? Is it a primal thing, from when we were in the womb, or is simply that, along with air, we simply can’t live without it. Whatever it is I know that for me whenever we go camping, I’m at my most content when I’m near a river, lake or better still a beach.
Last weekend we took the opportunity to head to the rugged coast of Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I was hankering for the ocean so this place, less than two hours from Melbourne, was perfect for a bit of seaside therapy.
Amidst the spectacular surrounds of mother nature’s vast aquatic playground my worries and stresses paled into insignificance.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water – W.H Auden
On the Cape Schanck boardwalk I found a vast expanse of beauty and invigorating peace.
It was just what I needed to clear the cobwebs and shift my perspective. From the sadness of the past to the possibilities of the future.
On the board walk our senses are treated to a wild landscape and dramatic beauty.
It was the perfect place for an afternoon stroll with good friends.
Aside from the glorious views the circuit board walk to the Cape offers a decent workout.
The Cape Schanck lighthouse was built in 1859 and stands stark and imposing on the cliffs.
Up close Doug couldn’t resist playing with it, of course!
Back near camp we enjoyed a walk along the beach and jetty at Blairgowrie relishing the last of the sunlight before evening rain hit us. It was easy to be seduced by the sounds of rolling waves, the smell of the sea and the feel of sea shells under foot. Fuel for the senses.
Savoring a rainbow and watching the skies change before our eyes was a perfect way to end the afternoon.
Living in the moment is what camping and traveling is all about to me. Enjoying the simple pleasures outside, the vastness of nature and the beauty that surrounds us.
May we always appreciate what’s right in front of us every day.
Wishing you all sunny days and beautiful skies, where ever you are. May we all enjoy our walks and remember to stop and smell the roses and all the other amazing things along the way.
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