Wednesday, 21 June 2017

JUNE 2017 : CANBERRA : Orroral Ridge to Orroral Valley and return : 15 kms : 6 hours : 400m ascent.

 

A half hour drive from Kambah shops we arrived at the Orroral Carpark.
-2o this morning but the sun was shining through as we arrived at our destination.

 

20 enthusiastic walkers today.

 

We walked down from the carpark and then on to the Alpine Trail.

 

It was steep descents until we reached the Orroral Valley floor

 

 

 

New growth

 

More slippery descents

 

Reaching the Orroral Valley floor - sweeping views

 

Lovely views

 

Rest break

 

Views of Orroral Tor in background

 

Wallabies sunning themselves in long grass

 

Walking along the valley

 

Back on the track and 400 ascent on return

 

Fabulous lookout over Orroral Valley and boulders

 

 

Happy group of walkers after a good workout, great views and sunny weather (13o)

 

M

Thursday, 15 June 2017

JUNE 2017 : A DAY ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

 

A fleeting visit to Sydney for a concert at the Opera House and to enjoy Vivid.

First, a ferry from Balmain to Mosman Bay to sample more of the harbour walks.

 

Colourful Harbourside warehouses.

 

Arriving at Mosman Bay

 

A delightful walk along rainforest gardens created by locals

 

 

 

Views towards the city

 

 

Lunch at Neutral Bay ferry wharf

 

After the ACO 'Mountain' concert at the Opera House, drinks at the Opera Bar

 

With family members

 

As the Vivid lights began..

 

We walked with the crowds through the Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

The Museum of Contemporary Art

 

The ever- changing Opera House. More colour than content this year.

 

And returned by ferry with the city ablaze with colour.

 

 

M&M

Friday, 9 June 2017

JUNE 2017 : NAROOMA, NSW : A winter walk and lunch

 

A winter walk in Narooma

We parked near Wagonga Inlet

 

An interesting walk along the boardwalk..information boards with history of indigenous tribes and early European settlers

 

Some community art from the local high school

 

Some soldier crabs appear in the receding tide

 

An interested white-faced heron nearby

 

A popular haunt for pelicans

 

Black swan acrobats

 

Plovers

 

White- bellied sea- eagle enjoying the thermals

 

A cormorant 

 

Pelicans on the lakeside

 

Warming Seafood Chowder for lunch

 

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