Tree Tops {and rain drops}

Flash flooding is the natural enemy of a road trip, but if we had to get stuck somewhere we couldn't have picked a better appointed (or more hauntingly atmospheric) spot. Today we made our own fun on higher ground, scrambling up the slippery ladders of a tree-top walk, splashing through a bush land botanical garden, and taking it easy in the mountain villa's bubbling hot spa. Road trip day 2 may not have gone quite according to plan, but this is the best wet-weather holiday I've ever had!

Catherine Roberts