Freelance Writer. Family focused, always exploring, nature connecting and an all round fun loving guy
Published March 9th 2018
It's been said that the more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
How often have you stopped to observe and appreciate your local area?
I live in the Southern Barossa, and I have driven past the Eden Valley lookout on numerous occasions. But not today.
I was taking the family home after our day out, and for no reason at all, I made a split second decision to turn off the main road and visit the lookout. You need to understand, this was no easy decision, as I ran the risk of having our family supply of ice cream melt in the boot.
But, let me tell you - it was most definitely the right choice. Once you exit the car and walk through the farm gate, you're greeted by a large cross overlooking the picturesque valley.
The cross was erected in memory of the Christian heritage that was established in the region many years ago. Having the cross there significantly increases the demand for awe and respect for the region. There's even a few picnic tables for you to soak in the awesomeness of the Eden Valley.
You know, there's a common misconception that the Southern Barossa does not have much to offer. Don't let that be a deterrent. Make sure to take a moment to explore the Southern Barossa and experience the beauty of nature.