Move away from the concrete jungle. Make the conscious decision to liberate your soul, heart & lungs! Take a trip away to the nearest natural green reserve & enjoy the natural splendors of nature.
The cold mists of morning dawn still hang on the skies & the leaves abundantly around you. You can’t help but to take a deep breath. The freshness of the air surprises you a little, especially after all the polluted air you’ve become used to in the days of your life. The breezy winds sweep by gently – and you shiver a little in response. You take in one deep breath after another, wondering how come you don’t come to enjoy this clear air & greenery more often.
And with your small crew of friends, you set out on what you are sure will be an enjoyable mini-adventure. Secondary forests are trudged through with reasonably well-worn paths. Largely natural with only touches of human activity in the area. You can’t help but to marvel slightly at the sandy beach sand covering large parts of the jungle trail. No doubt at some point in history the whole area was a beach on which these trees & forest fauna have grown onto.
Upwards & Onwards
The trek leads you both upwards and downwards. Over rivers, fallen branches and even some areas wet from running cascading mini-waterfalls. Your eyes stray upwards towards the left and right, marveling at the giant trees, falling vines & abundant greenery. Beneath your feet, the giant ants of the forest trudge along in lines further than the eye can see. And you continue on your trek feeling a strange but warm sense of contentment & peace.
And the shady forests finally gives way to a bright source of light. It feels akin to one stumbling across a lost world when your eyes take in the spread of sun, beach and blue seas. You walk along the wooden man-made pier, and cannot help but feel that you are out in the middle of the sea with the vast blueness gently enveloping you. “Welcome back”, whispers mother nature softly through the wind.
What is your favorite nature/outdoor spot to be at?