Found paradise literally off the map. Drive along a rut through cane fields up past the derelict weatherboard home. Right then left, gate blocked by the tractor. Clamber around, past the shards of Nigel’s dreams.

Large hungry race horses demanding their feed constantly nudging hankering for a pat. Being me I need to know where they drink … “at the dam” discuss location and logistics of my tiny home.

Then “can I see the dam?”

We follow the well-worn track through wattle and eucalypt. Then unfolding in front of me is a small but deep dam covered in bright blue water lily with a large fig offering natural shelter.

Peace and beauty merge as one. This place has sacred energy.

Not difficult to imagine our traditional landowners swimming and laughing, living harmoniously as one! Told that up along the escarpment a large conservation area holds more beauty to be explored.

Nearly back at the gate I spot a steep bank, “What’s up there?” as without waiting for his answer I climb the elevation. Opening onto the largest flattest plateau. Bigger than playing field grounds and just as evenly flat. But made thousands of years ago before graders were even a gleam in their inventors eye. 

Across it I spot further enchantment the oldest paperbarks I’ve ever seen, standing stately along the edge. Doesn’t take much imagination to see large sacred corroboree happening here. All the tribes gathered to exhibit their dance and music, sharing their dreamtime stories and betrothing their eligible.

Nigel has splintered this sacred land with the debris of his dreams ….

my old photo of Uluru, another sacred site
… photo of this site to come once I’ve settled and had time to explore!


  1. There is a local place not far from here that was settled by Amish and Mennonites, called Paradise.
    The flat farm lands are beautiful. Though one does wonder what the Native Peoples did before the farmers took over.

    I was at a local sacred site in Maui – it was a bit hard to get to and wasn’t really used anymore. But my hubby and I got there via a guide book. It did feel very holy.

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    • yes and it’s that sense of the sacred that strongly identifies them … sad to see them obscure and gated although wouldn’t like them to be over run by tourists either 😦

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  2. I hope you get back there to take some photos. Would love to seem them!
    Sacred energy, ancient trees, dreamtime, water lilies…paradise for sure. 🙂

    Like you…I prefer kind, stable people and safety and the “I’m home” feeling over scenery. 🙂
    You know I always wish you the bestest in everything! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. Is this where you’re parking your caravan? I went through your previous posts to find out what you were on about… (haven’t read the last few posts, will get there when I’ve the headspace). I’m glad you’ve met some awesome people! I hope this goes way beyond your dreams could take you…..

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    • interestingly enough he has only dumped one object on each of these sacred sites, maybe trying to establish his ownership. For the most part his graveyard of debris blocks the entry.

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