I love bush walking and hiking, but I really don’t enjoy rock scrambling. I’ve never had great balance (compounded by a car crash which resulted in a broken jaw some decades ago) and I tend to struggle going across rock. What I do sign up for are challenging walks, simple walks, beautiful trails, but I never really want to tackle rock. Rock is hard work for me, and best left as the road less travelled. Rock also slows me down (on this particular day we took half an hour to clamber over the rocks to get to the gorge, and only over a short distance), I am more tentative, being particularly careful to place my feet and keep my center of gravity, to avoid breaking bones or falling over. A bit like life really, there are the smooth bits, the challenging bits and the difficult bits that require care to navigate lest we become to damaged or fall down.
A senryu –
Over granite rocks Traversing jagged boulders Like the Titanic © Paul pvcann.com