I've been prolifically photographic this weekend. So much so that yesterday I just ran myself into the ground. I went to bed Saturday night absolutely shattered.
It started after work on Friday when I just felt the need to get away, anywhere. I got in the van and drove, leaving home right on sunset having no idea where I was going to go. I ended up touring around until about ten o'clock when I parked up at the Spooners Range Lookout again. The three sunrise photos I published yesterday night were taken from there.
Saturday morning I still felt like driving so I went for an excursion up the Aniseed valley. This is a popular picnic area and I remember many summer days from my childhood swimming in the river there. Further up the valley is the Hacket Picnic area which is the start to the Hacket track. An hour an a halfs walk down that track is the Whispering Falls. I walked to the falls and back, filling almost 750mb worth of memory cards in the camera on the way. I got rained on walking back and wet feet from river crossings. By the time I got back I was wet, cold and tired. I drove home and almost collapsed into bed right away. I held on long enough to eat something and publish the three sunrise photos. In my mentally and physically drained state there was no way I could muster up any words to go with them.
Here is my Saturday in pictures...
The Hacket River full with the recent spring rains.
Some blossom along the track-side.
This is just one of the larger Whispering Falls. The falls are actually all over this hillside. Little cascades of water spring from the bush at every turn. The floor of the forest is a network of little streams created by this rivers indecisive descent of a mossy hillside.
The view looking down on some the falls.
One of the literally hundreds of smaller falls that litter the bush. In many places the track was the path of least resistance and became part of the flow. It was impossible to keep my feet dry (I have holes in my boots) walking this part of the track.
I was already wet from the falls when it started to rain on my way back. I had a rain jacket with me but I was still very cold by the time I got back to the van. The cold drained my energy and as a result I went to bed in a unhealthy state last night. I had a splitting headache and my body was aching from chills. I felt sure I would wake this morning with a cold. But it seems a good nights sleep (12 hours straight) was all my body needed to get it together again.