If it is sunny, will you stay inside at home?
I am sure you are not. Today is a beautiful day then I and my friends plan to have an adventurous day by exploring a waterfall which is located in Hoa Bac commune, Hoa Vang district around 20km away from the center of Da Nang city.
Now, Let's go with us.
Here was our trip’s itinerary:
- Morning scenes
- Go hiking
- Enjoy Waterfall and unexpected thing happened
- Be back home and catch the cute clouds
1. Morning scenes
The group 4 people today we just have met the day before when we joined Picking up Trash group in Hoi An, Quang Nam. All of us really wanted to go somewhere to be back to nature so we decided that the next morning we would go. We met at 8 am and one of my friends knew the location then she led us. It was such a sunny and great day for us after a long week just having grey clouds and heavy rains. From September to November every year, the weather in Da Nang changes to rain season even sometimes have big storms so to have a day like this we need to really keep every moment and enjoy as much as we can. It was a blue sky, white clouds, and beautiful sunshine. First, We drove along Nguyen Tat Thanh street which was near a beach. It was really nice views with the white waves moving, some Fishman were trying to pull the fishing line to get their achievement after a long night. It was so great to watch people along the beach in the morning.
After 10km of driving, we got closer and closer to the countryside which has a lot of mountains, rivers, and rice fields. It was such a long time to go for an adventure after over 3 months of lockdown and staying at home which makes us grateful more than ever. To get away from cities here is very easy. Da Nang is not only famous for clean and beautiful beaches, but also for the majestic mountains, lakes, streams, and especially the color of trees changed by the 4 seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). It just takes around 30-45 minutes driving to come to nature.
Finally, we got to the bottom of the mountain then we parked motorbikes in the house of a local there. It would take us 30 minutes of hiking. We walked through many types of topography such as flat, rock, slope, the mud after rainy days. We tried to go in durable surfaces which were less vegetation because we have followed and practiced "Leave No Trace" principles. In nature, your senses will be opened by fresh air, the sound of leaves swinging by wind, the sound of small insects, small animals, and sometimes it is just so fun to see how the ants carry foods in line. "You walk in silently and let nature whisper to you". It is the time you can come back to yourself.
3.Enjoy Waterfall and unexpected thing happened
After 40 minutes of hiking, the sound of the waterfall was clearer, then we got here. We followed the water flow then hike down along the rock, then a beautiful lake in front of us. Its green color was so gorgeous. I really liked the sound of splashing water. I chose one place below the shade of the rock to sit down and enjoy my lunch because it was 11:30 am. I liked to share my lunch with friends cuz each one would bring one different thing and when they gathered all the food, It became a big feast. My friend did not bring rice or lunch and all she brought was 2kg of rambutan fruit but luckily I always prepared Kimbap (a Korean food) along and some snacks. We shared and had a great talk about food, traveling, and some activities we could join next time. It was beautiful and clean water but I did not know how to swim so I just stayed there to enjoy the sound of nature. But suddenly, one voice shouted "Help" and I was so shocked that that was my friend, he had a cramp in his leg so he cannot swim. I was frantic and did not know how to do it and the other friend swam but she did not know how to rescue him. I was thinking he might get drowned. Fortunately, he hold the rock nearby and tried his best to let the head above water. After 10 minutes later, he recovered and swam back to the rock. I was released cuz nothing happened today. After this, I think I should learn how to swim and be more careful about this.
I chose my own space to lie down on the rock and took a quick nap. It was so relaxing and peaceful with nature. This place was hidden because just a few people know how to get here so it was very clean and had no trace. I liked to put down my feet under the water to let it cool. It was like a 5-star private pool and I believed that these experiences would make us unforgettable.
4.Be back home and catch the cute clouds
If I had enough food, I would live here. My soul was healed by nature. My energy was charged full to be ready for the next week.
On the way back, It was so beautiful as well with white clouds when its shapes were very unique then my imagination was bloomed. You can look at the pictures below and guess what its shapes stand for and let me know if we have the same ideas. This was a beautiful day and I was so grateful that I did it.
It is always valuable time in nature with some friends and enjoys together.
This is my adventure for Wednesday's Walk. How about you?
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