About 12km south of Laura look out for the badly signposted turn-off to the Split Rock Gallery, the only rock-art site open to the public without a guide. The sandstone escarpments here are covered with paintings thought to date back 14,000 years. If there are no tour groups around, it can be quite a surreal experience to walk theContinue reading “Split Rocks Laura Queensland”
Monthly Archives: November 2022
Home of the Guugu Yimithirr people, the region is known as Gangaar, ‘(Place of the) Rock Crystals’ due to the abundance of quartz in the area. These crystals are an important aspect of Indigenous ceremonies, and there is even evidence of them being traded as far as 300km south of the region. https://www.queensland.com/au/en/plan-your-holiday/itineraries/48-hours-in-cooktown In more recent history, thisContinue reading “Cooktown Queensland”
About one quarter of the way between Cairns and the tip of Australia, Cooktown is one of the most historically significant sites in the country. Cooktown, town and port, northeastern Queensland, Australia. It is situated at the mouth of the Endeavour River on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula, facing the Great Barrier Reef. The town and nearby Mount Cook (1,415 feetContinue reading “Cooktown Queensland”
Moon Eclipse 8 November
It was not easy to take photos as the light was low and the camera would not focus.. I thought camera was faulty and changed cameras…
Moonrise at Fairview
I was going back home after work when I saw this huge golden glow over the admin Building and realised the moon was rising. I rushed inside and got my camera and went outside, knocking over the toads lining the path to capture the 99% almost full moon.
Black Mountain Rosstown Queensland
Kalkajaka National Park (CYPAL) contains an imposing mountain range of black granite boulders. These formidable boulders, some the size of houses, stack precariously on one another—appearing to defy both gravity and logic.The wet tropics and drier savanna/woodland regions meet in this park, making it a refuge for wildlife. The extraordinary combination of flora and geomorphologyContinue reading “Black Mountain Rosstown Queensland”
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