Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Springbrook


Yesterday we went up to springbrook in the hinterland behind Surfers and walked to the best Look out, an easy 350 metres down and slightly harder back.
we havent been to this area for ages and then in summer when it is wet and steamy. Infact I think the last time I saw the venerable antarctic beeches was in fog!
Any way it was a lovely day and we had a delicious salad at a place called I think, the Manor house.
More food, and yet more tonight when friends came for dinner.
I suppose it is no wonder I am tired, fit a few shopping centers in and the odd coffee stop and you have it!


Wandering around the rain forest is wonderful, you feel as if you are in the wild, wild woods and at the end of the track is this incredible view across an old volcanic caldera.
There are huge ferns in the trees, on rocks, climbing up the trunks of trees, the canopy over head is magic and there are so many fantastic designs.
the Beeches are probably , dont quote me, but could be many hundreds of years old, only a few are left in remnant populations high on the ridges and far from their early beginnings.
I am not sure hoe I managed to do this but not only have I all the photos you can click on to enlarge but the collage as well!
Still learning how things work!
A magic day, now to see how far I can walk today, although I think it maybe the beach.






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6 comments:

PamelaB said...

I am most impressed with your photo's, what a wonderful part of the world you live in.

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful photos, Penny....love the ancient forest look of those trees.

Suztats said...

Wonderful pics, Penny. Thank you for sharing them.

Robin Mac said...

Wonderful photos Penny, I don't think I have been to Springbrook for about 45 years at least - in those days the road was only one way - and hour for each direction. Cheers,

Downunderdale said...

looks likeyou are having a fabulous time, Penny

Hildred and Charles said...

Your photos are marvelous Penny, - some of them so exotic.