This shot to me represents Cradle Mountain how it is for most of the year. Only 50 days are clear but they are the ones shown on the postcards. The beautiful still lake and lovely reflections on a bright sunny day……been there a few times and never seen it like that. I was happy enough that at sunset I got this small glimpse as the moody snow clouds rolled in for another dump
Looking at True North Marks posts from Van Diemans Land I decided to head back to the archives…Cradle Mountain National park after about 4 inches of rain. Didn’t let up for days but this is normal for this place. If been here a few times including the beginning of Jan with a blizzard on the Overland track, still a wild place.
Been a while since the last post so thought that I’d put one of my favourites some the recent trip up. Lucked it for some nice swells on a clear morning on the Bay of Fires, a beautiful part of the world
This little glimpse was the best in 4 attempts at a sunset but that is the nature of Cradle Mountain. I’ve hiked right past it and not seen a thing on other occasions as it was a blizzard in the middle of summer so I have nothing but respect for the place in it’s wildness. The same can’t be said for the amount of tourists that head up there, so many now that you have to catch a bus into the place in the peak and they have converted an old airfield into a car park at the terminal, I reckon enough space for 1000+ cars! All the more reason to go in the cooler months as you almost have the place to yourself and can go in and out as you please, although decent light opportunities are fleeting and getting to the locations is a trudge through snow.
Located in the beautiful Bay of Fire region in Tasmania, this blow hole blasting a sheet of beautiful white water contrasting against a beautiful blue sky was a welcome treat after spending the better part of a week in the wet.
Taken during our recent trip to Tassie after nearly a foot of rain for the month. Got sick of trying to get a glimpse of Cradle mountain with crap light so headed into the forest using the umbrella to keep the drizzle, sleet and snow off the lens. I guess that this is when the forest is at it’s best – wet.