Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wivenhoe Dam

Wivenhoe Dam
Originally uploaded by cnlizziebns
The first time in a decade that the gates of the Wivenhoe Dam have allowed out excess water. In SE Queensland we have been on water restrictions for years. The population is quite excited albeit with a little wariness and thought for those who are being flooded with this surfeit of water.

Uploaded by cnlizziebns on 13 Oct 10, 5.01PM EST.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Girraween Wandering

I have one weekend in four off as my son is on rotation from New Guinea and cares for my responsibilities here.  Did a bit of walking in Girraween National Par, climbed some mountains and crossed some creeks and was so lucky as struck the flowering wild and experienced the climbs before the heat of summer, which I am sure I could not do in the heat.  We have areas in SE Queensland that have got to be the best kept secrets in Australia...

Walking down the creek a few k's the wildflowers were coming into bloom

A tunnel through the granite that needs to be negotiated before the rock face when climbing to the top of Castle Rock

Castle Rock, spotlighted with the skudding clouds

A tree growing on Turtle Rock

After the rain in the district the creek is magnificent, photographed as the sun began to touch the foliage on the top of the image

The Sphinx Rock photographed from a ledge on Turtle rock

The granite arch photographed in the dark with the rock and surrounds "light painted" with a torch

The creek swirling and bubbling downstream

Me, on the top of Castle Rock

Interesting eucalyptus grow out of the rocks

Down stream with the rock formations allowing the water to run down natures channel

The trail up the first Pyramid Rock...I thought this was quite steep...:))

The wind was fierce and gusting, I crawled at stages as rounding a corner the wind would nearly blow me off my feet....the first Pyramid nearly at the top