More Springbrook treats

Our day out yesterday offered some great scenic opportunities despite the weather. We visited the Canyon lookout and the spectacular Purlingbrook Falls lookouts. On the track is a board featuring aboriginal names and words linked to the area. The little Purling Brook itself gave us an unusual experience of watching little Water Boatmen guarding their territories in the quiet pools. They’re such tenacious little guys, each one with it’s own tiny place to protect….they’ll even have a tussle if needs be! I’ve included some more pics.

Wild day on the mountain

We made a day out up on Springbrook….turned out to be wet, foggy, a bit rainy, yet marvellous. Taz and I visited various lookouts and did some short walks, the most interesting being the Antarctic beech walk, a strange old forest with mossy bearded trees and the very old Antarctic beeches, remnants of the old Gondwana continent forests. Much of this forest feels like Lord of the Rings! There are very few birds and another afternoon I visited, it was completely silent. The fog yesterday made the whole thing very atmospheric and a bit spooky, but we loved it despite being wet and cold. I got marvellous pics, including a little native rainforest snail. The view from the Best of All Lookout, was dense fog, rain and wind…right on the edge of the mountain…a great way to contact the elements (wouldn’t a storm be amazing!).