Thanks For Erskine

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7 min readMay 23, 2022

Day: 310

Towns / Cities Visited: 209

Countries Visited: 31

Steps Taken Today: 15,782

Steps Taken Around the World: 4,853,910

Awaking from a less than stellar sleep courtesy of the two koalas in the tree above our tent intermittently making horror movie style noises throughout the night, we rose knowing we shouldn’t dally. We didn’t have the fullest schedule planned for the day, but the weather forecast was predicting constant rain from early afternoon onwards, and so we made as much haste as our weary bodies would allow.

With the skies still holding at a light white, and the dark clouds still off in the distance, we decided to take a chance on one of the slightly longer hikes first, hoping to get it out of the way before the heavens opened up. As such, we bundled ourselves into the car and drove to the carpark of the Cora Lynn Cascades trail. No other vehicles sat alongside ours, and so we headed off to enjoy another solitary wander through the wilderness, just the way we liked it.

The recent wet weather had made for a somewhat muddy track, slowing our pace a little, but we were not to be deterred. As we made our way along, I took the opportunity, as per usual, to snap a series of photos of the vast array of fungi thriving on the moss covered trunks of the towering gums and the fallen branches slowly decaying on the forest floor. At this point I feel like I might have some kind of mushroom obsession, but something about the miniature world of fungi is just fun to photograph.

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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.