Monday, December 9

Getting away to Buley

You know how some days you just want to run away and forget about the hustle and bustle of life?

Well on Sunday we did exactly just that

Clouds and trees lining a road

After only a ninety minute drive and a mere eighty meter walk,

Little girl walking on a stone path

over a rather cool kind of path, we found ourselves here.

Small waterfall in rock pools

At Buley Rockhole in Litchfield National Park. It was all kinds of amazing and awesome. Just the disconnection that the doctor ordered.

There has been a lot of in house fighting between Lovely and the younger two of late. Silly bickering and purposeful disruptions to whatever the other may be doing and for no apparent reason other than just because. My patiences for such behaviour wears thin at the best of times but lately it is at an all time low. It has been so constant and on going that I continually worn out.

Thankfully getting away meant there were fewer displays and outbursts. There is something about being outdoors and amongst nature that takes away the angst of home. It makes me want to run away and live in the bush immediately.

Lunch was served by the waterhole. 

Frying steak in the rocks

And then after lunch it was back to the water. There was a certain young Miss who had her heart set on catching a little fish with a plastic cup.

For those wondering, catching a fish with a plastic cup is not necessarily as easy as it may sound. The look on her face when we managed it was well worth the effort though.

A little one's special pet

Mr Awesome and I may or may not have had a ball trying to catch said fish with cup but that is quite possibly a whole post of it's own.

Sadly though the time came to hit the road and head on home.

Out in the bush

Tired and dirty but relaxed and full of joy.

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  1. Looks like a magical day!! Good on you for getting away when you needed to!

  2. Looks amazing! And just what the doctor ordered! Dave and I are thinking of heading down to the river in the next couple of days while he isn't working, as long as Punky's cold gets a bit better. There is nothing better than being in the outdoors to relieve a bit of cabin fever!

  3. Well done - sounds like just what you all needed! I love how your little miss looks with her fish in her plastic cup - priceless!

  4. So glad you got away. I love heading out there. Has to be my most favourite water hole

  5. Ohh that sounds like a perfect day. Love the look on your little miss's face with the fish in the cup. It's so cute!

  6. Gorgeous, getting out in Nature cures many things. Great photos also Rhianna.

  7. I think we need to escape to the bush, maybe this weekend. I need to recharge the batteries, get rid of some tension. Love the fish in cup idea, cute! Love the redness of that road, so cool and something we don't get in NZ x

  8. Beautiful oasis there. I just adore finding places like this but the lovely stone everywhere and stone steps make it even more special. Your little girl is SUPER adorable!

  9. Sometimes the best medicine is getting away, if only for the day. I remember we used to 'jar-fish' when I was a kid. We'd put bread in a jar with a string around the top and when the fish went in to get the bread we would pull it up. So much fun.

  10. who on earth thinks catching a fish in a cup sounds EASY?! And what an awesome looking place. I'd love to escape like that more often. I think there is so much to be said for the simplicity of being "away" from civilisation. Away from other people, from "connectivity" doesn't take a rocket scientist to see how we were truly meant to LIVE. x Aroha


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