I’ve known about Somersby Falls like forever.
Friends from school, who lived in the area, ried to convince me every day to make the 30 minute journey up the hill to go there. My best friend used to visit all the time with her boyfriend and flutter her eyelids about how serene it was.
I just wasn’t interested in going. If I wanted to see a waterfall then for me it had to be Victoria Falls or something close to that in scale and stature.
What a snob I used to be! (Really, I just didn’t have a boyfriend to take me there)
Luckily in my maturity I have discovered that joy can be found in the simplest of waterfalls and blades of grass.
We took the girls for a visit up to Somersby Falls last weekend to shoot some video for Central Coast Tourism. What a great family job we have! The sun blasted out from behind the clouds at 27 degrees, we packed the picnic basket, grabbed my Magic book and sunscreen and away we went to discover finally just what was the fuss about this place.
Word must have seeped out about it because there were lots of people coming in and out. It is only a short walk from the picnic area to the upper falls and then down to the lower falls.
As there hadn’t been a lot of rain lately, the falls weren’t thundering like Niagara Falls, but it was pretty nevertheless.
I enjoyed wading through the water with the girls and taking their photos underneath it in the pretty light.
They had their beautiful new summer dresses on from Charlie and Me, an online store I have only recently discovered thanks to Pumpkin Patch. The designers of Charlie and Me are the same ones that design Pumpkin Patch clothes except they are a little more affordable. And they are so cute and colourful.
After our play in the waterfalls we found a nice piece of grass to sit, relax and enjoy our picnic. I also enjoyed a little read of my book while Craig played chasings with the girls and taught them how to build a fire with twigs.
The Charlie and Me Outfits
Savannah: Large spot bubble print dress $19.50
Kalyra: Drop waist floral dress $22.50
and block multi stripe dress $22.50 now $19
Do you like going to waterfalls with your family? Any special ones in your area?