Now, you may already know that myself, along with Dean, his mum Shirley and baby Oscar, have just came back from an amazing trip down the Great Ocean Road. I will be sharing a full article on that trip, and some tips on doing the Great Ocean Road with a baby, but for now I just wanted to share a few photos from one of my favourite places in the Great Ocean Road region: The Great Ocean Road Redwoods.
I’ve written about the Great Ocean Road Redwoods before, and I’ve tried to explain just what I love about this magical location. There’s a certain feeling under the canopy, a smallness and yet also a great connection to the larger world. I’m probably getting a bit abstract now, but honestly it’s the strangest and most lovely feeling.
There were a few people wandering the redwoods with us on that particular day, our voices echoing around the trunks and being eaten up by the gentle bubbling of the creek below. The ground, spongy and damp, muffled our footprints as we walked, necks craning to see the canopy above. While the space is small, the enormity of the trees seems to magnify it, and you almost feel you could spend all day wandering under their shade. The morning light cascading through the trees is like magic, and it catches those small particles in the air like fairy dust, spinning them this way despite the air feeling still and quiet.
Visiting there with Oscar, is something I had wanted to do the moment I fell pregnant, and the entire time I just felt this immense peace. Yes I think if the world fell apart tomorrow, I’d be building my new society under the watchful eye of the Great Ocean Road Redwoods.