I love a sun burnt country, a land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror- the wide brown land for me!
From MY COUNTRY by Dorothea McKellar.
Every Australian child at some point in their school years learns this piece of Australian Bush poetry. Driving the inland route between Melbourne and Brisbane I suddenly found myself reciting the second stanza of this well known poem. I've always understood the poem but it wasn't until I experienced the wide horizons I saw before us I really began to appreciate the words.
And then after two days heading north we find the rugged mountain ranges.
.......and finally after all that driving we arrived at my favourite piece of Australia.
...the Gold Coast, Queensland.
I heart Australia. Come back in a day or two for some foodie adventures. I had many.