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)
Sunday, 9 August 2009
the clouds have rained down their rain, and the streams have flowed,
Well the clouds have certainly rained down their rain on Tasmania in the last few weeks and as a consequence the streams have flowed and the waterfalls have been spectacular.
We're going to take in a couple of them in our next two trips for surely not even Layli could resist the temptation of a mighty waterfall in full flow?
On Sunday August 23rd we are going back to Liffey Falls. This is probably Northern Tasmania's premier waterfall - some would say the best in Tasmania. We will meet at the top car park at 12 noon from where there are several options for walks though most people would choose the fairly short walk down to the falls and back through a magical wet rain forest.
It is also possible to walk down to the falls and continue beside the river to the lower car park or to walk up the river from the meeting place and after a rather strenuous hour ir two come out at a scenic lookout on the Lake Highway. Both these options would be easier if we can arrange a car to meet you at the end which should be possible.
The usual bring your own and/or share picnic and devotions will be held.
Most people probably already know their way to the Falls but if not there are directions here
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=4238 as well as a good description and for those of you who have forgotten what they look like
After Liffey, we will be starting a new regime. We will go seeking Layli regularly on the first Sunday of each Month. Dates and venues for the next couple of expeditions will be
Sunday 6th September - Lost Falls (near Lake Leake)
Sunday 4th October - Mount Roland
Further details will be provided in due course.
The inspiration to go seeking Layli at waterfalls came from a private expedition two of our members made to the Lemonthyme area. If you doubt that The streams are running and the falls full here's a shot of Bull Creek from behind Bridal Veil Falls.
And of course it wouldn't be the seeking Layli blog at this time of year if we didn't include some fungi. These two are from Lemonthyme area.
Hope to see you at Liffey.