Not until after my trip did I read that this space around the church is also a vortex site. I knew for sure that I felt a sweet Lightness in the atmosphere. It was "feminine". I learned the vortexes are sometimes identified by gender according to the type of Energy they emit.
I liked walking along the watery banks. I was aware of signs on some of the roads and trailheads that warn of flash floods which occurr when sudden rains wash over rocky/sandy beds that have been otherwise sun-baked for months.