Sometimes it is not an adventure you come home from, but a miracle of timing.
We were sitting in Bellbird Campground in Washpool National Park surrounded by thick, dark rainforest. Small tent clearings had been carved out between the callicoma and coachwood trees. It was getting dark and we sat at the picnic table reading and relaxing after a long, off-track day walk to the headwaters of Washpool Creek.
|Coombadjha Creek - Washpool National Park|
What made us look up? The dimming light perhaps. Something out of the corner of the eye.
After 20 minutes, they were nearly all gone. Within half an hour - the forest was dark again.
It reminded me that the odds of having an amazing nature experience are helped by being out there as often as possible. That doesn't mean always organising complex and challenging adventures to difficult and remote terrain. A few days car camping can be a rewarding weekend escape when time is limited and planning opportunities minimal. It's better than not being out there at all. You never know what you might see!
It is coming up to firefly season, we saw two this weekend in the rainforest gullies behind Coffs Harbour. So, keep an eye out. To discover the beauty of poetry and fireflies, go here.
Search 'fireflies' on www.flickr.com.au for amazing images from around the world.