Country Drive from Eden to Canberra
Chasing the End of the Rainbow Thru the Great Dividing Range
When you see the end of the rainbow, do you chase it?
Does it stop you in your tracks?
Makes you run after it looking for the pot of gold?
Does the rainbow move when you get closer?
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.
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 laid 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 laid 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 really 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.
The first left half 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 really 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.
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In the below map is roughly the location of the rainbow sighted near Mogilla and Windra.
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I love this post. I kid you not, we drove through the end of a rainbow on one of our road trips. It was the most magical experience!
Thank you Stacey. That would have been amazing.
One of the many reasons that road trips are my favorite! You never know what you may stumble across! Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Michele. That’s a good way to think about road trips.
Good for you, for checking to see if the pot of gold was there. You just never know.
Thank you Missy. It’s fun chasing the end of the rainbow.
What a view! This is stunning. I can’t imagine driving along and seeing kangaroo hopping around. Are you affected by the wildfires at all?
Thank you Heather. Thank you for your concern. I had driven the areas of the recent bush fires at the end of August and in early September before they started. Where we are here, we were affected by the smoke and smell of smoke in the house.
Wow such beautiful photos. Sounds like an amazing adventure. I would love to visit one day!
Thank you Amanda. Hope you get to visit.
I love rainbows. The craziest I have ever seen was in a small town in Iceland. We stopped for a snack and looked up and saw the hugest, brightest rainbow ever. We promptly got in the car and drove a few blocks to an open field to stand and take it in. It was amazing.
Cool. That would have been amazing, Taci.
Seeing kangaroos would be amazing!
I hope you get to see them, Courtney
I like double rainbows, wonder how’d that would capture at its ends
Yes, they are cool, Hera.
It sounds like kangaroos are the deer of Utah highways! Beautiful rainbow! It’s always exciting to see one, and that is one of the best!
Thank you Lori. Yes. And, I have family who have been hit by kangaroos when driving.
I love how your view of the rainbow had no obstructions!! So amazing!!
Thank you Julie. Yes amazing view.
I remember chasing rainbows as a kid. It’s so much fun. The wonder and magic of it.
It’s irresistible, Leeanne. That’s cool it reminded you of your childhood.
You made me want to take that drive. I would love to see that wildlife.
You’re welcome Kristen. Hope you do one day.
Thank you Adrian
Your photo and production skills are amazing! So beautiful!
Thank you kmf.
Such a beautiful journey! Especially, if you get to see all the wildlife!
Thank you Lisa. Yes, it’s an experience you don’t expect to see.
What an amazing sight to witness! I have never seen a full rainbow before. Beautiful photographs!
Thank you Jordin. It was amazing.
That is so incredible to see. I’m so glad you got these photos and shared them!
Thank you Lauren. You’re welcome.
Rainbows always make me stop in my tracks! LOVE them Your photos are beautiful!
Thank you Lee Anne. That’s cool how they love you.
I love rainbows and always was ted to get to the end of one. Got close once but they always seem to evade you which makes them even more magical.
True, Wendy. You think you get to the end of one and it moves further away.
What a great drive! I’d love to see the wildlife there. And yes, I love to marvel at rainbows!
It certainly was a drive of a difference. Nature is amazing.
Lovely photos! You are so creative!
Thank you Tricia
loved this! you could put that poem to music
Thank you Jen. Thanks for the suggestion.
Wow I have never seen the start and end point of a rainbow! You are so lucky to have actually captured it. Thanks for sharing. Now I know how it actually looks like ?
Thank you Manisha. Yes, it was amazing. You’re welcome.
I just can’t even begin to imagine having to watch out for kangaroos and wombats on a drive!
There is something extra special about seeing a rainbow. It sounds like you had a magical day.
Thank you Susan. Sunset, sunrise, and night time in the countryside, you need to watch out for them. Even along our highways.
I wanna taste the rainbow. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Yuri. You’re welcome
Wow, your photos are gorgeous!
Thank you Shirley