I love planning a road trip, the anticipation and research, the sense of adventure and finally the freedom of being on the road. Next year, all going well and as I’ve mentioned before, we’ll be heading north to the Red Centre and the Kimberleys.
Thinking about the epic distances we’ll be covering makes me realise how tiny we are in the grand scheme of things in this vast land.
Australia has so much outback country it makes even our biggest vehicles and rigs look like tiny match box cars. But we’ll be prepared.
Australia has so many lakes that it makes our boats look like tiny bath toys.
And it has so much coastline that the hub and I look tiny and lost in a sea of blue.
To be immersed in waters so pristine is food for the soul.
Australia has so much open water that our surfers look like a speck in the ocean.
Australia has so many forest tracks and towering gums that walking amongst them, as we love to do, makes us feel like dwarves in nature.
Australia has such a wonderland of mountainous tracks that make us feel insignificant, yet at the same time it makes me feel a part of something bigger.
Australia has a lot of big icons that can make us feel tiny but it also has a lot of heart and soul and the only way to experience it is to taste it. And embrace it.
I guarantee that, despite all of this vastness, if you visit my beautiful country you won’t feel tiny.
You’ll feel a part of it.
Inspired by The Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny