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Friday, July 16, 2010

Just A Glimpse

Back from Albany, what a wild few days that was, every different type of weather - from bad to brilliant. On the drive down on Sunday the front hit, about 40 minutes out from Albany. Squally wind, heavy rain, and light hail. It went from daylight to darkness in the blink of an eye. So glad we were nearly at our destination rather than having to drive the whole 4+ hours in that type of weather.

Monday was worse, it was almost sleeting, the maximum of 6 degrees Celsius and the wind chill factor about 0. It rained, it hailed, it was overcast and grey. Made getting some good shots of the landscape hard, apart from the fact that it was SO cold. Still we braved the weather and spent a few hours out and about in the field.

Tuesday saw the weather ease a bit, to just showers and wind, with a balmy 11 C. The ranges we went to visit were topped by cloud, so again a little hard to get good photos, but a great day none the less.

Wednesday dawned quite sunny, a heatwave of 14C was forecast but it actually got up to 17C. Got to take some more shots of the beautiful national parks around Albany. More light showers arrived late in the afternoon.

Thursday - we drove home in lovely sunshine, looking forward to sleeping in our bed - the one in the motel was so hard, my hip and lower back struggled the whole time we were away.

So here are just a few photos - a glimpse - of my time away. Aren't I lucky my job allows me to visit these beautiful places?

Torndirrup National Park (below)

West Cape Howe National Park (below)

The following 3 shots are of the bark of just one karri tree -
so many amazing colours if you just look (Porongorup National Park)

Stirling Range National Park (below)

Gull Rock National Park - hidden wetland (below)

Two People's Bay Nature Reserve - Little Beach (below)

Waychinicup National Park (below)


  1. Oh wow, what beautiful photos. You really are lucky to see such gorgeous parts of this beautiful country as part of your work. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Some fantastic photos you've got there, really stunning.
    Had to laugh at the heatwave of 14, brrrr.

  3. Albany is beautiful but unfortunately it is also BLOODY FREEZING. A lot of my family live down there so we visit often. xx

  4. Amazing photos despite all the obstacles. Still, remind me not to visit Albany. I like a little heat in the summer. Give that back and hip a little rest now.

  5. Wow, stunning Kakka! Just absolutely beautiful. I would go there in a heartbeat.



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