Posted on April 7, 2015
While places advertise wildlife sightings, not all of them live up to the expectation. Eungella National Park, west of Mackay in North Queensland, did not disappoint. Sightings of the platpus in the late afternoon and early morning were guaranteed. In fact for the more patient watcher there were several platypus going about their daily routines at any one time. What a treat and what is more, no difficult tracks and trails to get there!
Posted on April 2, 2015
Eighteen kilometres of steep and winding road (sealed thankfully) will get you to the crest of the Paluma Range (inland to the north west from Townsville). Within an hour of being there in the late afternoon, the mist rolled in. The sounds were deadened and silence prevailed through the night. The air was cool and crisp, unlike the coast it rose above. Walking in the forests was rewarding with birds high in the tree tops, waterfalls and fungi adorning what it could find.
During WW2 the Paluma Range provided a critical communications point for wartime operations in the Pacific.
Posted on March 30, 2015
Located west of Ingham in North Queensland is this amazing national park. The steep and somewhat curvy drive to the top was worth it. Serene walks, magnificent falls and spectacular views await. Here is a glimpse.
The Wallaman Falls are Australia’s highest permanent waterfall with a 279 metre single drop. The noise of the falls breaks up what would normally be a peaceful setting!
Posted on December 24, 2013
The appreciation of life’s simple gifts and rewards will last you all year, unlike the gifts you may find under your tree today.
Here are 10 reflections on life’s gifts I have captured during the year.
1 Enjoying the company of your best friend
2 Soaking up the fresh air at the Hillbilly Hilton on the Noosa River
3 Falling in love again when you never thought you would
4 Caring for someone or something who has lost their way and needs your helping hand
5 Strolling down a country backroad with a favourite person in your life
6 Feeling the rush of the cool fresh water wash over your body from the Kondalilla Falls
7 Blowing an air kiss across the room to someone you love
8 Building a swing to share with others near Lake Weyba
9 Standing back and admiring your Mum and being grateful for all she has done for you
10 Staying strong and recovering from adversity, no matter how harsh
Posted on November 30, 2013
Just east of the Buccaneer Archipelago is Talbot Bay and the Horizontal Waterfalls.
rusty sandstone cliffs folding into the bay
restricting the water
from flowing away
Posted on November 9, 2013
traditional lands of the the Worrora, Wunambal-Gaambera and Ngarinyin Aboriginal peoples
115 300 hectares of pure remoteness
pandanus and paperbarks along the creeks
mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians
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