The scenic landscapes of the Queensland New South Wales border region are the result of mountain building by volcanoes and erosion by several major river systems (rock cycle).
National parks gazetted over these landscapes with their graded walking tracks allow easy access to these scenic landscapes.
Mt Warning and Tweed Valley
Cirrostratus Duplicatus cloud
Duplicatus is one of the rare clouds listed in the Cloud Collectors Handbook and is assigned 25 points + 15 bonus points in the collector’s scoring table. The name Duplicatus refers to a cloud formation of different layers.
The rarity of Duplicatus clouds is not due to occurence but to visibility.
Powerful Owls (Ninox strenua) belong to the hawk owl group whose face is more hawk-like than the broad, rounded face traditionally associated with owls. It is large at 60-65 cm in length and adorned by stripped feathers. This species is an uncommon resident in eucalypt forests from the Dawson River in Queensland […]
One of the Pyramids of Girraween NP
The Granite Belt on the Queensland/New South Wales border South of Warwick has been long known for its cool-climate fruit and more recently for its vineyards and wineries. But it is famous for something older – its rock-strewn landscape whose foundations were laid about 240 million years […]
Judy with a huge, spreading Ficus benjamina Anzac Park
Judy and I have met a lot of magnificent trees in our travels and it is difficult to choose a favourite group. I guess eucalypts are top of our list, but the one that takes the prize for a combination of tenacity and majesty are […]
Beautiful day one at Currumbin
This summer’s wet made a stay at the beach pretty miserable and not conducive to cloud spotting. Our first day was sunny conning us into believing the worst of the wet had passed. Alas the wet returned the next day, but there were a few days of clear weather […]