Saturday, November 08, 2008

Lamington National Forest

From singles 2

Funny. It isn't covered with chocolate and coconut.

Two weeks ago in a fit of ambition I told Kevin we were checking out the car and driving down to Lamington National Forest for the Tree Top Walk. I printed out the directions, set the alarm to wake Kevin, and off we went.

Now, there's a reason I think that Kevin is the usual planner. My research says it will be a bit more than an hour drive. But, that is the amount of time it takes to get to the town from which you take this narrow, winding road for an additional 30 km. Narrow - like one lane - Winding - like hairpin curves. Oooboy. Up a mountain. So, that would end up being a two and one-half hour drive.

Still, we made it before noon. Checked out the bird feeding. Ate lunch. Took a 3km hike. Walked the tree top walk - which is a series of bridges about 15 meters in the canopy of the Lamington National Forest. The walk itself takes less than 10 minutes. And, while it is not the best tree top walk in Australia (that would be in Western Australia), it was a very nice forest with beautiful birds. (Just listen to this whipbird- which sounded even more cool in person.) And, it was cool. Cool. Cool. Cool. Cool. Cool. Cool. Cool. No sweating here. AMEN.


Sandra said...

Dear Ann,
Your Blog Site is wonderful, especially the video of the Lamington National Forest and the birds. I love nature. Must be middle of the day in Australia. Give Kevin my love.
Love, Aunt Sandra (P.S. Have you left for America yet?)

NNV said...

Thank you Sandra.

I leave for the US tomorrow morning. I'm tired already (and not packed...)

Hope you have a happy holiday season!