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Australian Landscapes - SMH Photo Galleries - In the Shadow of Leaves
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Australian Landscapes - SMH Photo Galleries
Midwinter on the Main Range in the Snowy Mountains.

The steep faces of Sentinel Ridge and Watson's Crags offer the finest skiing Australia has to offer. Unrivalled scenery, zero crowds and no lift queues (then again, no lifts either, and a hell of a hike back to the top ... )
Photo: Andrew Martin
Also see: www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/19/1097951677187.html and
www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/20/1097951735119.html, or

NOTE: If you're looking at Michael Meryment's photo of the waterfall at Kanangra Walls in this gallery, check for the person abseiling about halfway down the photo, on the right ( www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/18/1097951604775.html).

In Sydney suburbs --
St Ives: www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/20/1097951743850.html
Dobroyd Head: www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/20/1097951742774.html

For some reason there is a suburb called Dobroyd Point, near Haberfield or Leichhardt, in Sydney which is not at all near the peninsula on the harbour called Dobroyd Head, near Clontarf or Balgowlah Heights! Here is an aerial photo showing Dobroyd Point, the suburb, and you can see that the view between the heads shown in the photo above is round quite a few corners from it, and well beyond the city buildings seen in the background.
(This brought back memories of working for my Biology thesis, and here is some of the stuff from the Sydney University SOBS as it is more currently:
www.bio.usyd.edu.au/hochuli/article.htm ,
www.bio.usyd.edu.au/SOBS/RESEARCH/FACILITY/JOHNRAY/Johnray.html )
This shows you something about Dobroyd Head, from a visitor's perspective.
www.stuharris.co.uk/apple_oz/spitman/spitman.html He doesn't mention
Clontarf Beach being the site of an early attempted political assassination, where a mentally-unbalanced Irish migrant called Henry
O'Farrell shot the then Duke of Edinburgh, one of Queen Victoria's sons [CHECK]
(Alfred -- see
www.wordiq.com/definition/Duke_Alfred_of_Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ) on the first Royal Visit to Australia in 1868 -- see
www.shoalhaven.net.au/~cathyd/history/prince.html. Fortunately, the
bullet bounced off his braces. We swiftly pointed out Henry was visiting from Melbourne, but despite his obvious derangement, he was fairly summarily tried & executed.

Am fond of the story that goes with this picture of Cox Bight on the South Coast Track, Tasmania:
Been here! www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/19/1097951666139.html
(Part of a longer story of mine.) And here:
www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/19/1097951678102.html (see also
www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/20/1097951740480.html for a different view). And this one scarcely touches the wonder & beauty of Barrington Tops
-- www.smh.com.au/ftimages/2004/10/20/1097951734794.html.
These are something I had to take when I was visiting Western Australia.
It's a sight you can't see from the Eastern States — very few of the water-filled lakes are big enough to go beyond the horizon, though if Lake Eyre in the centre-south (the lowest point on mainland Australia), usually just salt flats, is full after a flood year it might be possible.
Oops: Looks like at certain angles in the geology you can get the effect. But it's rare <ahem>, e.g. Stockton Beach, Anna Bay (near Newcastle, NSW)

These show the more common effect:

Explanatory story re SMH collecting these.

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