From Lofty Heights

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8 min readJan 20, 2024

Day: 351

Towns / Cities Visited: 250

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 19,420

Steps Taken Around the World: 5,539,290

It seemed a luxury to be able to sleep until my brain felt so inclined as to wake up. Well, of course, it would have been if that was what had happened. Alas, I was awoken by the squawking of kids on school camp and the seemingly incessant buzz of incoming and outgoing planes overhead. You know, because our campsite was under the local flight path.

Still, we were determined to enjoy our day and so we ventured out soon enough in search of our main adventure: Waterfall Gully Hike. Winding our way through the forested hills, we eventually pulled into the car park, the reason for its fullness becoming abundantly clear as we looked to our left to see a spectacular waterfall cascading just a short walk away.

Grabbing our jackets and the backpack with our provisions, we set off towards it. The waterfall might be all natural, but the pool at the bottom has been prettied up a little by human hands, a second wide lip providing a supplementary cascade to enjoy. Unfortunately, the tranquil nature of it was somewhat dampened by the drone of leafblowers being wielded by four park staff. Honestly, those things are the bane of the world and an atrocious waste of petrol and time. If you really must get leaves off the path, use a broom.



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On my dream trip to travel the world, taste its foods, see its wonders, and meet all the strange and beautiful people who reside here.