On our trip to Victoria, Australia we revisited our previous route along the Great Ocean Road. Last time we didn’t have a chance to head down Cape Otway and see the lighthouse, so we made a point to add it to the itinerary. We visited on a blustery October day, with the wind biting and cold. I can only imagine what it would have been like to be on the water during a storm at night, when through the blackness shines a light in the distance, guiding you from the shoals towards a safe port.
Just south of Denver, is the Cherokee Ranch and Castle – one of those hidden gems that you miss unless you go looking for it. The castle sits on top of a mesa, overlooking the whole front range (I’ll share a sunset pano sometime soon). We had the chance to go visit for the Elk rut a few weeks ago, and along the road were a huge flock of turkeys. We’ve seen them around the area before, but there were dozens out at dusk, all feeding in the field.
So in honor of the season, here’s one that got away. Happy Thanksgiving!
We took our first trip to Australia as a break from some really stressful events, and drove the great ocean road to Warrnambool. The B&B there had the most amazing orange cake in the mornings, but in the evening, we just took a walk along the coast to watch the sunset.
That’s when I saw this one lone gull, looking out at the ocean and facing the breeze. I imagine that he was pausing to gather his strength before flying into the wind across uncharted waters, ready to ride wherever the currents led. It’s not a particularly creative or artistically significant image, yet it’s one that really hit home given our own left turn in life.
So to all the gulls out there about to launch into new horizons, may the wind be at your back and the seas calm under your course.