Water is everywhere. It seems there’s so much of it lately … storms, floods, never ending rain. And I’ve been shedding my fair share as well. Tears falling far too regularly so it was good to get away camping again last weekend. The destination didn’t matter but I craved being near water. So we headed northwards, to Snobs Creek near the Goulburn River, less than two hours from home.
Nowhere do I feel more at peace then when I’m near water. I’ve written about it before. So when I found out the The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge was H2O this week I couldn’t resist sharing some pictures of our weekend away.
It was a gorgeous spring Saturday and we had the river to ourselves.
Sunlight shimmered on the water casting ripples and shadows. And slowly my disconnected feelings of the week ebbed away like the current in front of me.
Standing by the water I contemplated life. I thought about how nothing stays the same. How, just as a river is shaped by the obstacles in its path, our life is constantly shaped and changed by the decisions we make, the people we meet and our experiences.
Later in the afternoon we left our peaceful riverside camp and visited Snobs waterfall nearby. Nothing prepared me for the sight of the falls and the roar of the water.
It was pure force and energy. The sheer volume of water after weeks of rain was spectacular. As I stood on the viewing platform, sprayed by the water, I marveled at the power of nature close by.
Standing near this thundering mass of water my worries paled into insignificance (except for the worry of dropping my camera!) The spray on my face left me feeling breathless yet so alive.
Down the other end where the cascades flowed at a more gentle pace was a chance to pause and be still in this pristine setting
Back at camp, with my feet up at the end of the day, I sat and pondered what’s still to come on the journey … what obstacles, challenges, decisions await.
Life doesn’t flow smoothly all the time but there’s always an opportunity to change something, to invest more energy or get excited about improving things. That’s my goal. Even in the roughest waters there is smooth sailing, if we can ride it out.
May we all learn to slow down, go with the flow and enjoy whatever comes our way.
Wishing you all a happy and smooth sailing week ahead.