Hiking the Milford Track is surely a challenge, but those who have done it are rewarded with what they see.
I don’t actually know what the picture is showing and will ask my wife when she is back from the hike.
It seems to show water spilling over a ridge.
My question is why the water mass seems to discontinue after it spills over the ridge; creating this spectacular sight!
Never seen such a waterfall!
Picture sent to me by my wife travelling in the South Island, New Zealand.
I would hate to go anywhere near this waterfall as it looks so intimidating.
Understand that hiking the Milford Track at this time of the year is also quite laborious.
My folks said that they feel cold and have never thought they have to wade through so much water.
Definitely a challenge!
I dearly miss Autumn in Hokkaido, Japan.
This is a casual shot taken on our trip some years back.
As always, we regret that we didn’t stay a bit longer, taken in more of the views.
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Up to now, I still don’t know what I saw.
We were up in the hills of Yunnan, China.
We came across a golden statue which I am not too sure what it is.
This could be GuangYin, but this doesn’t look like the ones I used to see.
It was gold plated.
It looks peaceful.
It sits on top of a waterfall which plunges into a pool below.
In the pool, there were many kois which were gold in color, swimming happily.
The series of picture will give you an idea of the setting.
I have never shown these pictures as I would like to research it before publishing.
But it is so tempting to publish them under the Travel Theme: Golden!
PS My blogging friend Denise shares the following which she has researched into the background of the golden statute:
It is called Nagarjuna, considered the most important Buddhism philosopher after Gautama Buddha. His image is mostly found in Tibetan Buddhism but scholars said “Along with his disciple Āryadeva, he is considered to be the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism.” (Wikipedia)
Think I have to conclude my series of this week’s WPC with this post.
Spring connotes the idea of life, new life, freshness and joy.
The water and waterfalls at Plitvice lakes with the flowers blooming perhaps are indeed symbols of Spring – a symbol associated with new hope.
While there, we felt like we were walking in Eden.
It was early Spring and it has been raining. We encountered very few visitors that day.
So, we felt like we were in a world of our own – our Eden :-)
What is it like to take a ride on a bamboo raft, drifting near to a mystical waterfall when the sun was setting.
Earlier this year, we took a trip to Yunnan and Guizhou. The Jiulong Waterfall was one of the highlights of the trip.
We didn’t have the luck of taking a ride on that bamboo raft but felt the whole scene was surreal when taking the photo. . . . . . . . . . .
Ailsa’s latest Travel Theme is “Flow“.
Ninety kilometers from Kunming in China is Jiuxiang ( Nine Villages) ; a land of limestone caverns, underground streams and many interesting natural features.
Running through the Jiuxiang cavern is a natural stream course which flows and carves its way through and creating dramatic waterfalls on the way.
We have been walking up and down the many steps inside the colossal cave, admiring the natural wonders of the stalactites / stalagmites and the vastness of the cave. We have also taken a short but delightful boat ride on the underground river, floating down the river.
We couldn’t help admiring at the sight of the twin waterfalls plunging down from the upper part of the cave. Understand that the waterfalls could be up to 30m tall and in several tiers during the wet seasons.
What was more amazing was the golden background on the side of the waterfalls, water just seem to flow past a pot of gold by the side.
It looks like that the waterfalls have been there for ages and will continue to be there till eternity . . . . . . . . . . . . .