Tag Archive | #roadtrip

Up Above, Down Below

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #24

Bright sunlight filters down through the forest, casting intriguing shadows on the track.

While some bring welcome relief as the morning temperature rises,

cycad

fan palm

others are simply ornamental.

tree fern

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Up Late

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #23

Another perfect day at Carnarvon Gorge comes to an end.

Takarakka Lookout is an ideal place to sit for a while, watching as the sun sinks behind the mountains.

Day is done!

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Up Early

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #22

To avoid the heat of the day we began our first walk into the gorge not long after dawn. This whiptail wallaby, ready for breakfast, had the same idea.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Stacked Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #21

All along its course through the gorge, Carnarvon Creek is strewn with waterworn stones of all shapes and sizes.

Some have been repositioned as stepping stones, linking the walking track from one side to the other.

With such an abundance, we were surprised to see just one set of travellers’ stones stacked up beside the creek.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Up High, Looking Out

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #20

After the long walk up through Wagaroo Gorge the bench at the lookout on Boolimba Bluff provided welcome respite. But I didn’t stay seated for long. 

The views from this vantage point, 200 metres above the base of the gorge, are simply spectacular. 

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

On The Way Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #19

The steep climb up 300 steps to Boolimba Bluff passes through Wagaroo Gorge. The sandstone walls are weathered and craggy, formed by thousands of years of erosion by wind and water.

About half way up a shallow cave catches our attention. The brilliant white stone glows in stark contrast with the darker stone surrounding it, and we feel awed by the beauty of nature’s carvings. 

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

The Only Way is Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #18

With 300 steps and several ladders over a distance of just 300 metres, it’s lucky there are some resting places on the final climb up to Boolimba Bluff.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

What’s Up There?

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #17

The lookout at Boolimba Bluff is somewhere up there. To see the amazing views from the lookout, we’ll have to walk 3.2km and climb up 900 steps.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

High Up

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #16

Some trees grow in the most precarious of positions.

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp

Uprising!

SquareUp Photo Challenge: Camping at Carnarvon Gorge, October 2020 #15

These locals have decided the directions don’t apply to them. 

In January I’m joining in with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word up. Look for #SquareUp