Nicola and James
When we started dating, one of the things we bonded over the most was our shared love of nature and hiking. We have done a fair bit of bush walking together. Last Christmas James bought me a incredible camera so that I could start documenting all the little wild flowers and breathtaking views. In October this year we decided to hike up one of the Kosciusko Range peaks, the Ramshead. We were so under prepared, and got stuck walking through thigh-high snow. At one point we were walking up a frozen waterfall. It took us 3.5 hours to walk the 2km up to the peak. When we finally made it, we huddled together between the rocks to stay out of the sun and wind. Staring out at the landscape, on the top of Australia, I turn around and see James down on one knee. I nearly didn’t hear him ask me to marry him over the wind and excitement. Needless to say, the walk down was much easier to handle with the extra weight on my left hand.