Country Drive from Eden to Canberra

Chasing the End of the Rainbow Through the Great Dividing Range


When you see the end of the rainbow, do you chase it?

Does it stop you in your tracks?

Does it make you run after it looking for the pot of gold?

And, does the rainbow move when you get closer?

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Drive in the Darkness, Sunrise, and Morning during Spring in Country NSW

Well, the drive was in September. It's the start of spring. I traveled from Eden NSW to Canberra ACT in Australia.

I left early whilst it was still dark.

Because I needed to be at Canberra Airport in the morning. And it was about a three-and-a-half-hour drive.


Drive Carefully!

Travel in the early morning before sunrise. You need to be on your guard!

Due to the wildlife that crosses the roads. And as the sun rises. You need to be prepared for what you will see!

On the sides of the roads lay many kangaroos and wombats. Those were gone before their time.

I approached a small town.

It was still dark, so the town seemed deserted. A kangaroo lay in the middle of the road.



In another small town, a family of ducks walked across the road. So drive slowly!



Especially you need to watch for kangaroos who jump across the road. They travel in packs. That is, there can be more than one.

Watch through your peripheral vision! Because other kangaroos can jump along the side of the road behind the first.

Slow down! Scout the environment!

In the bush, when I saw a kangaroo jump across the road ahead of me. I stopped.

Then I saw more kangaroos in my peripheral vision.

And I waited. They jumped across the road in front of me.



Twice I encountered echidnas on the trip through NSW. It was daylight. And, they tried to cross the road in front of me.

One was on a bend. So, I hit the dirt to avoid the echidna. And, a car was right behind me.



Two wallabies stopped in the middle of a dirt road. They watched me approach the camping ground.

Chasing the End of the Rainbow


End of Rainbow

As I left early, I watched the sunrise as I drove along.

Then, I drove across farmland.

On the left side was a paddock. The national parks and forests of the Great Dividing Range were in the background.

In the foreground, I saw a rainbow.

It was like I could see the end of the rainbow. But was it the end of the rainbow?

I found myself chasing the rainbow. Do you find yourself chasing rainbows?


End of Rainbow: Pot of Gold

Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well, I didn't see one.

But that didn't matter. It was the sight of the semi-circle of the rainbow that made me in awe.

It seems to align with the definition.

According to Merriam-Webster, the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow depicts the impossibility of obtaining or achieving something.


Rainbow Photo

End of the Rainbow

The first left half of the rainbow.

End of the Rainbow

The second right half of the rainbow.

Stop for Rainbow Photo

Temptation got the better of me and I  stopped the car. Outside, it was very windy and cold.

So, I took some quick shots of the rainbow in two halves. Cause, I knew I could join them as one in post-production.

Have you experienced a rainbow? Has it made you stop and see its beauty?


Listen to Nature

Take time out.

Hear the call of nature.

And, absorb its beauty on your travels.

Where are Mogilla and Windra on the Great Dividing Range in NSW?

The link below to the map is roughly the location of the rainbow sighted near Mogilla and Windra.

For the location of the rainbow, click here and go to the map


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