Winding around the bend we go sometimes fast sometimes slow, but always with eyes open. Green with flowing water over smooth surface, ending in pools that spin and dance on a journey beyond any world I have ever known. Large you are, standing so important, but alas you will not always be there. The mighty sea will always be and she slowly takes a little bit of you each and every moment. So stand and guard this coast for as long as you can for one day she will take all of you.
We drove over a winding two lane road with the sea on one side and a green, lush wall on the other side. Pulling over we started walking in this green, wet landscape. Strange birds were singing and the water started to fall. It was a drizzle and sometimes a soft mist that made the ground and plants glow with moisture. Stepping in the soft, wetness. Leaves with drips like pearls reflecting the little sunlight that sometimes made its appearance. I wanted to understand this wet world, so green and strange and it welcomed me with many wonderful sights around every corner. The small red appeared so suddenly on its bed of brown and green. Its hidden world reveled only by a chance encounter.
The adventure this time takes me across the mighty Pacific, and almost all the way around the globe. Flying from Tucson, to LA was the easy part, just under an hour. The next leg of the journey from Los Angeles to Melbourne Australia took over 15 hours. The pacific Ocean, with its giant mass of water that covers our planet and separates humans with such a vast amount of space, it is indeed a mysterious wonder. I arrived in a state of confusion. Day was night, I was ready to sleep but I forced myself to stay up and face the day, as it was day in Australia! Great people whom I knew back in Tucson, Aussies and ready to help me discover the land down under. A wonderful bar, a fantastic visit to a nature park that is also a preserve for animals was in store for me. A muddy looking river runs through the mega skyscraper city of Melbourne that creates a green band that snakes back and forth, creating a park like setting.