Showing posts from December, 2018

Colourful Scoparia

Shadow Lake 26-27 December 2018

After enjoying the walk through the high valley between Mount Rufus and Hugel in April 2016, we decided it would be a good time to visit again when the scoparia was in flower. Our initial plan was thwarted by the weather, but two weeks later it seemed ideal and we set out, but with a different strategy.Instead of three days we opted for two with the intent of walking to the valley on the second day and then collecting the tent on way back and continuing to the car at Cynthia Bay.This worked out well and as the first day was only as far as Shadow Lake, we stopped at The Wall in Derwent Bridge, where we also had lunch.The carvings at The Wall are now almost complete.

It was warm going up to Shadow Lake where we used a very sheltered campsite, cooked tea then took a stroll to forgotten Lake. The effort of what was a half day of

Two out of Three

Waterfalls On Marriotts CreekTuesday 11 December 2018

It was hoped to visit the three waterfalls on Marriotts Creek. This arose following an enquiry about the third waterfall at Marriotts. It prompted me to look back at my old slide photos and I do have one which I have scanned.  It is marked as the third waterfall and it does look smaller that the other two falls, which is the way I remember it.  However, it looks more impressive than my memory, but it was taken in 1986 or early 1987 so it is hardly surprising my memory of it is not that good.

It is not a long walk but it was more convoluted getting to the second falls than I remembered and by then 2 hours had elapsed. As the distance and time that would be need to get to the third falls was unknown, a decision was made to go no further.

Often it is shady at waterfalls but below the second fall on Marriotts Creek it was pleasantly light and sunny, although on this warm day we chose the dappled shade at the edge for lunch. The falls wer…