Erskine Falls...another stop on the road trip....

...on the road again....
space, sky and lots of scenery...in fact unbelievable scenery, some to take your breath away. 
I've felt incredibly priviledged to have witnessed nature's magnificence....  

Long straight roads that stretch for miles....
but then there's so much to stop and see along the way....
Take for instance...
Erskine Falls (aboriginal name Kitjarra Ngitj/Ngatanwarr) which is a magical waterfall, tucked away in the beautiful Great Otway National Park...just off the Great Ocean Road.

 The offical photographer busy at work...
with so much to see on the descent...
But with a few hazards to watch out for on the way down....
 
 But then the rewards....


Misty ferns....cool freshness....incredible bird song...peace...plus cascading crisp clear water.

You cannot help but stop and stare in wonder....
...even believing perhaps that you have travelled back in time thousands of years...

Falling from a height of thirty metres...
continually moist from the fine mist of water dancing over the rock face. 

It has inspired thousands of nature lovers over the decades. 
Even the poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling wrote of buying a frond of fern “gathered where the Erskine leaps down the road to Lorne”. 

 Who knows, it might have come from this same plant?

As we started to climb back up into the present...the heavens opened and the rains came down...
timed to perfection ;D