Saturday, May 30, 2009

Back To Our Holiday........................

Back to our holiday and on to Cape Leeuwin. Cape Leeuwin is the extreme south west point of Western Australia, and as the sign above indicates, where the Southern Ocean and Indian Oceans meet. Where I am sitting is not the exact point of the merging, according to our tour guide it can be seen better from the top of the Lighthouse............. The climb to the top of the Lighthouse is not for the fainthearted, the spiral staircase could make you dizzy and if not fit, will have you gasping to catch your breath. In strong winds the building is designed to move which I would have liked to have experienced, however the day we visited all was calm................ And there it is, the point of two oceans merging, right where the rocks are just off shore, as you stand there feeling like you are on top of the world you can actually see the currents coming in from two directions, the swell unlike any I have ever seen. It is a lethal place, the ocean although mesmerizing and beautiful can turn in a moment, those silly enough to venture to the oceans edge take their life in their own hands, for a chance of that perfect picture may be the last thing you see, waves can come out of nowhere here, crashing into the rocks with a deadly force, many have died or been seriously injured as they risked all for a fabulous photograph. Alluring yet deadly, the ocean is a force to be respected............. As I stood up here watching the waves, I felt tranquil, it was the most peaceful place to be, there were no sounds except for the waves and an occasional bird calling out. Being here had me contemplating my life, where I live and where I would rather be. I loved the isolation I had found down here in the south west, it had surprised me how connected I felt, and the thought of heading back to Perth and the suburbs held no appeal. I have always loved country life, cities leave me feeling cold, void and crushed, to be living as close to nature as I can get is where I long to be, and where I realize I must ultimately return.......................

3 comments:

luksky said...

Beautiful pictures! You make me long for the ocean again....

Lover of Life said...

How fascinating! Two oceans coming together would be a very powerful place to be. Thanks for sharing.

Marlene said...

beautiful place..I bet you can feel the energy of the two oceans merging..I ocean is so full of energy..it can put me almost in a trance...