Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wentworth Falls and Leura – Waterfalls and Cascades 27 August 2014

The best time to visit the waterfalls of the Blue Mountains is just after (or during) rain. It had been raining for the past few days and the creeks should be up – an ideal time. My friend Roger, was … Continue reading

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Bylong Labyrinth Walk 23-25 August 2014

The Bylong Labyrinth is the remarkable north west section of Wollemi National Park. It is a maze of complex ridges, pagoda rock formations, canyons and volcanic necks. I went on a short three day walk there with Rik and Rob. … Continue reading

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Royal National Park 21-22 August 2014

With some nice stormy weather around I thought it worth heading back to Royal National Park for some more photo opportunities. I had never been on a walk starting or finishing at Helensburgh, nor had I walked along the Burgh … Continue reading

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Birdwood Gully – 20 August 2014

Birdwood Gully is a short walk on the north side of Springwood. I was very familiar with this track from my childhood. It was good to see it is still in very good condition. I started from the trailhead at … Continue reading

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Glenbrook Gorge – Photo Trip – 19 August 2014

A few days of rain meant that Glenbrook Gorge should be in good condition for some photos. It was! Water levels were not as high as I had hoped – but they were still quite good. I walked down from … Continue reading

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Blue Mountains Waterfalls and Wollangambe River – 17 August 2014

The Blue Mountains Conservation Society were having a special meeting on the Wollangambe River. My friend Wendy was going to the meeting and asked if I wanted to join her. I suggested a short walk before the meeting. Recent rain, … Continue reading

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Springwood to Blaxland Walk – 13 August 2014

I had some business to attend to at Springwood and was finished by noon. That left the afternoon free for a walk. I set off from behind the shopping centre down the Fairy Dell Track, through the dell and then along … Continue reading

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Climbing at Thompsons Point, Nowra – and a visit to the local zoo – 9 – 10 August 2014

John and Chuin Nee had invited me to go climbing with them at Thompsons Point at Nowra. It helps to have a third person – so one of us can look after their young son Jasper. The weather was perfect … Continue reading

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Old Railway Tunnels – Helensburgh – Otford Area – 8 August 2014

On a recent trip, I had been to Kellys Falls at Helensburg with Digi Dave. On that trip, I had suffered a careless misfortune. When rotating a polaroid filter off the camera lens it had unscrewed and fallen down a waterfall. … Continue reading

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Saturn – Moon Occultation – 4 August 2014

An interesting occultation occurred last night. At 9:22 pm Saturn went behind the moon for about an hour. I managed to get a few photo using a telephoto lens. Unfortunately some clouds obscured the moon just when Saturn went behind … Continue reading

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