I’ve driven this road countless times since we moved here ten years ago. A non-descript stretch of highway that connects Byron to the Gold Coast, 90kms to the North.

I know where the clumps of wattles flower in Spring, look for them so I can pull over and pick arm-fulls…

From the truck the cows are the same height as the grass. Dwarfed by the mountain range that hides the secret waterfall. Hard right, dirt track, park by the drain, follow the water downstream. Tea-stained rock pools with spiders that swim. Mud slide if you don’t know where the rock…

Claire McGarry

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