Monday, 18 April 2016

A Flamingo at the Falls

I'm going through family withdrawals, as I do after I see them, every time.


Back before I got sidetracked by a sunset and a weekender to new places I was telling you all about my fantastic family fun

On Good Friday, when Sis G arrived, we headed out for a swim and to meet up with her work mates.
Crystal Cascades was the spot to be and one Sis G enthusiastically wanted to visit again.


So afternoon swim time it was, and such a nice cool off. The falls were looking low but still pretty.


We weren't the only ones around but for a brief time we got the waterfall to ourselves.


It was cool and refreshing. The freshwater swimming places are always cool here, even on the hottest days.


While we were there we even saw a giant pink flamingo going for a dip.


I think I know why Sis G loves visiting here. It is cool, relaxing, quiet and so different to what we grew up with. It is the best of the tropics all in one with rainforest and a waterfall.


The weather at the moment has cooled a little with a taste of Autumn greeting us early in the morning. I could probably still do a swim at Crystal Cascades any day though.


I Must Confess

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SEASONS  - you can do your own thing. Or follow my variant.

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24 comments:

  1. All these waterfall images are wonderful and it looks like the swim was great fun. Hope you pop on to see my post today and see you next week.

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    1. Thank you! It was a great swim and a relaxing end to the day. Have a great week.

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  2. These are wonderful photos and It looks like a wonderful place to play! The falls are just beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you and yes, it is a wonderful place to explore and play. Have a lovely week.

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  3. Hello, what a pretty waterfalls. Looks like a fun place to cool off during a hot day! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you! These falls are a very popular place to cool off on a hot day. Enjoy your week as well.

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  4. Looks like the perfect place to spend some time. Beautiful. I'd love to sit here a while! :)

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    1. It is, Alicia. I enjoy going there just to relax but am also up for a swim on occasion. It is amazing how close things like this are to my house. Thanks!

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  5. What a gorgeous and peaceful looking place.

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    1. That it certainly is. I've visited is quite a few times over the years here.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous waterfalls and thank you for sharing one with SEASONS! Love your blog and experiences, so am looking forward to see you back next week!
    Sorry you have to miss your family! I know what that is like - For two decades my girls lived 7 hrs. away and my son was abroad. Fortunately for almost two years now the girls are now 1 1/2 hrs. - 2 hrs. away and I don't have to miss so much of my grandkids' lives!

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    1. Thank you! It is a lovely waterfall and so close to where I live.
      I would love to live closer to my family one day but for now we just enjoy visits. I know my Mum would love for me to be closer. I would also love to be closer to my nieces so I can be a part of their lives. I currently live about 18 1/2hrs away or over 1600km away from them. Luckily they just started flights to here from a new airport closer to my parent's place. Hopefully I'll be able to make use of that. Also I am lucky to now have my youngest sister only living about 4hrs away so we can see each other a bit more.

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  7. Thank you for your so beautiful comment you left on ~ My little old world ~, I appreciate it a lot !
    I'm following you with joy, my new friend.
    Hope your week is off to a great start I wish you most wonderful days to come

    Daniela

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    1. No problem! I hope you enjoy coming along on the Grit and Giggles journey. Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. What a beautiful place to play! Lucky you! Have a great week!
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    1. It certainly is. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I had to giggle about the pink flamingo! It looks like a great place for some family fun.

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    1. Yes, it is a great place for everyone. We had seen the group with their flamingo earlier, swimming further down. What cracks me up is that they lugged the thing all the way to the falls.

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  10. I saw some Caribbean flamingos this winter. That is a different breed I think. Very rare!

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    1. Very rare indeed!
      Lucky you getting to see Caribbean flamingos.

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  11. Such a lovely place! Looks very peaceful and meditative.

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    1. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to be and to enjoy being with nature.

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