Last week the weather in Byron was pretty crappy for most of the time if I’m honest. But it kinda didn’t matter. It made me put my camera away and just enjoy a break, chilling out. On our last day though, as we were leaving we took a drive to the lighthouse & either by magic or a twisted joke 😜 the skies cleared and this gorgeous rainbow appeared. 🌈
So yesterday I got chased by a wild pig through the bush in the dark. It was terrorifying to say the least. The story goes. On day one of the Thorsborne I smashed out around 17kms which is half the trail including Nina Peak in just under 6 hours. It was all good until I took my boot off that evening and could barely walk on the sand. The arch of my foot was throbbing every time I took a step. I wasnt giving up though so the next day I loaded up on pain killers and did half the distance in near the same time Haha. But my foot was even worse than before so I decided to get up early and stroll the final 2kms in the dark to get picked up by a boat who was dropping off some people. This way I could avoid the final 5kms of beach walking and not ruin my foot even more. Anyway I was about 500m from Mulligan Bay when I heard some large sticks break off to my left which made me freeze. Then I heard a deep growl that sounded like a pig. Honestly I totally shit myself. I sprinted for about 150m trying to stay on the trail and not get lost before I froze still again to listen for noise, when I heard more branches breaking behind me so once again I shit myself and shot off like a rocket. A couple of hundred metres later I saw a gap in the forest that looked like the gates of heaven opening up with an early morning glow shooting through. I launched out onto the beach immediately scanning for crocs and looking over my shoulder half expecting to get skewered by a tusk. Thank god it gave up. Now I have no idea how close it got to me cause it was pitch black in there. All I know is it was terrifying. It was diffenity a pig as other walkers I spoke to saw 20 or so of them on the beach the day before and they all had babies so yeah. Just protecting them which is fair enough but crykie it gave me a shock. Not long after I caught my breath and limped to the end of the beach the sky presented itself as seen above. Not a bad end to a beautiful walk regardless. Oh I have Planta Fasciitis apparently. I did an 85kg stomp at work last month which must have started it then I wore boots the other day that had to much arch support and aggravated it to no end. Was worth it that's for sure
I remeber the photograph as if It was captured this morning, It was quite a warm summers morning with some light cloud cover rollong in over the sea, the sun in its warming nature did it's thing and priduce these unbelievable colour across the landscape. I was very lucky as I was extremely close to rolling over and going back to sleep.
Seacliff bridge is one of my favourite locations on the Illawarra coast and that is saying something as there are so many beautiful places to visit here.
Night missions in the Tron. At the entrance to the Hamilton Gardens, the earth blanket or kākahu honours the wonder of Mother Earth and protects her from our heavy impact. It was created by Chris Booth and celebrated weaver Diggeress Te Kanawa in 2005.