As I do most weekends, I ventured out for a bit of a hike with a friend. I am learning there are so many beautiful places to discover nearby and I absolutely love being in nature. It’s calming, grounding, peaceful and I find it is where I can be my most spiritual self. There are 2 places that I feel most connected to and that is near the ocean and in nature.
Today’s adventure was both and it just takes you away for a mini wellbeing vacation. A little meditation on a rock surrounded by trees, that overlooks the ocean is spiritual perfection. A couple of yoga poses throughout the hike adds a little extra to the overall experience. A little tree hugging and tree climbing is always fun and nothing beats fresh air and all that greenery.
We climbed a significant number of stairs today so our calves, quads and glutes got a fairly impressive workout, however, we then rewarded ourselves with freshly squeezed orange juice and bacon and egg rolls! The climb back after this little treat seemed a tad more difficult, but we are warriors!
I saw what I thought was a trampoline built in the ground from a distance and can I say that I was as excited as a kid on Christmas Day. I briefly wondered why there would be this inbuilt trampoline on this open space headland but was already envisaging the acrobats I could do. I expressed my excitement to my friend, pointing and suggesting we have a go but was quickly and disappointingly brought back to reality when she explained it was not a trampoline but a grate. Upon a more thorough look I could now see, it clearly was not a trampoline but that minute or so was a highlight. Reflecting on this whilst I write, I suspect this could have been a very different post, perhaps even from a hospital bed if the grate was a trampoline!!
It was a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning, being at one with nature plus getting a decent workout and having some fun. Unfortunately our inner peace was slightly interrupted when arriving back to the car we noticed a parking fine but that would not ruin our day, afterall we are goddesses and nature nymph’s and nothing can dampen our spirit!
All good things are wild and free. Sometimes getting a little lost in nature, allows you to find more parts of yourself. True nourishment of the soul.