It is related that one day they came upon Majnun sifting the dust, and his tears flowing down. They said, "What doest thou?" He said, "I seek for Layli." They cried, "Alas for thee! Layli is of pure spirit, and thou seekest her in the dust!" He said, "I seek her everywhere; haply somewhere I shall find her."
(Baha'u'llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 6)

Who is Layli and why do we seek her?

What is a Seeking Layli Event?

Monday, 22 December 2008

Back up the hand made road

On Sunday January the 4th 2009 we are heading up to Ralph's Falls for our second visit. Our last visit was autumnal but if Layli is nomadic we should seek her not only everywhere but in the same place in every season.
Ralph's Falls lie between Ringarooma and Pyengana. The final stretch of road was a community project which took more than half a century to complete. A brief description of the project can be found here:
http://www.netasmania.com.au/online/db/20020115-0.html

while excellent photos of the area are available here:
http://www.pleasetakemeto.com/australia/tasmania/northern-tasmania/photos/location/ringarooma-ralphs-falls

and the official description and directions here
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=1401
If getting directions using Google Maps, Google recognises Ralph's Falls Track not the Fall's themselves.

We will meet as usual at 12 noon in the car park. Bring some food to eat or share and if you like a willingness to offer devotions in your own style (neither the food or the devotions are compulsory).

A few warnings:
Don't trust the distance when deciding when to set off . The final section is steep, winding, and very rough. It is OK for a conventional car but you have to take it slow.
The area is quite high (hence the views) - we're not expecting any particular bad conditions in January but it might be wise to carry some warmer clothing than you would wear in Launceston.
Call early for lifts!

This is a longer trip than our usual adventures but, for many people it is a holiday weekend and there is much to see in the North East particularly if you feel like throwing a tent or a motel key in the back of the car and making a weekend of it. Some of the attractions of the area are given here:
http://www.netasmania.com.au/online/db/20020129-0.html

and of course it is not very far from the Bay of Fires recently nominated by Lonely Planet as the best holiday spot in the world!

Hope to see you there. Here's a couple of photos (phone quality) from out last visit:

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