Mt Eccles is an extinct volcano in s.w. Victoria, Aust. To the aboriginal people it is Budj Bim, a sacred land formation that embodies the energy of the Dreamtime creator being, Bunjil. I always find it a magical place to visit. Today I explored a land formation known as The Natural Bridge. From up top it appears quite peculiar.
As I begin to climb down towards those mysterious stairs I feel I am entering an enchanted land.
When I arrive at the steps a large family group emerge from the depths of the earth. I reason that they must have climbed through the cave from further along the canal. When they leave I begin my descent into the darkness.
About half way through I realise I’ve seriously miscalculated but I am committed now so I clamber on hoping for the best.
It’s a scramble and my lungs are fully aerated when I get to the top.
Looking back into the cave from on top my camera plays tricks. There is probably a scientific explanation for the band of magical light but then again… it did feel like the physical journey had a deeper significance – a descent into the darkness then a climb back into the light. Just the thing to do being at Easter.
My response to the WordPress Weekly Challenge http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/on-top/