We decided to take a break from the crazy family weekend chaos and step back into nature and explore the Georges River Nature Reserve in Campbelltown. Let me tell you, it was like stepping into a whole new world where nature, history, and calmness mix together.
As I started walking along the trail, everything around us seemed to slow down. I could hear leaves rustling, birds singing, and a nice earthy smell filled the air. It was like a reset button for my mind. Mind you I could still hear Edith pointing out things, asking "whats this" and playing with the sticks on the ground. It was truly a beautiful thing to witness - her connect with nature.
The trail took us through different places. Sometimes, we were walking in the sunlight and could see the Georges River from high up. Other times, we were in the shade of trees, feeling like we were discovering hidden secrets of the past.
By the time we finished our walk, something had changed in me. This reserve wasn't just another spot on the map. It was a reminder of how much we're connected to nature. It made me want to do my part to keep places like this safe.
Trust me, if you want a simple yet amazing adventure, this is the place to be.
This reserve holds immense importance as a landscape highlight of the Sydney area.
It serves as the habitat for a substantial portion of the region's biodiversity, including various ecologically vital and endangered species.
Additionally, a thriving and robust Koala population resides here, reflecting the reserve's ecological vitality.
Watching Edith chuckle with delight as she tossed rocks into the river is like capturing pure childhood magic. Her eyes twinkling with wonder as she clasped each pebble, feeling its smoothness or bumps before sending it on a skipping adventure across the water. Every plunk and splash is a symphony of giggles and amazement, as if she holds the rivers secrets in her small hands.
During our family bushwalk, I made sure to capture some precious moments down by the river. One of the things I cherish most about these outings is the chance to freeze these memories in photos. Amidst all the fun, Edith was in her own world, fully absorbed in throwing rocks into the river. It was such a delight to watch her genuine joy, even though she wasn't too keen on being interrupted. Nevertheless, I managed to stealthily snap a few images that I know we'll treasure – a glimpse of her unfiltered happiness against the backdrop of our beloved natural surroundings.