We’ve been hiking the Paria Trail for very many years now, enjoying our treks with the rainforest on one side and the waves crashing on the north coast on the other side. The pelicans and parrots accompanying us on our journey. A lovely hike with its fair share of challenging inclines. A trail well-travelled by many an adventure seeker.
And just like that, with a glint in her eye, one of our neighbours living on the trail let out a well-kept secret of a hidden waterfall nearby. Not far off the trail. Around some rocks. Crossing a beach covered in pebbles. Look to the right and follow the river. And right there, without any fanfare, a small but pristine waterfall, welcomed us.
Happiness for any hiker. Clear refreshing pool of water. A gem found. Just around the corner.
With eyes that look for the beauty that surrounds, everything is picture perfect.
My camera has been smiling a lot lately. I recently shared with another photographer friend that I had simply lost my photo-mojo. Work life balance was challenging. I was going nowhere that was picture worthy. My life was one big world wind of work and more work. He was horrified and fearful that I was spiralling into a depression of some sort. I had absolutely no desire to think of F-stop, Aperture, ISO – this was becoming so foreign to me.
But today – my camera (my mobile for the moment anyway) and I are once again joined by the hip. Well let’s just say that the dust is clearing, and we’re rebuilding that special relationship. There’s that quaint house, the mountains, that view that all make is so easy to snap.
And the beauty of the world is once again high on my radar.