At last, we catch a glimpse of the plains beyond.
Monthly Archives: December 2010
She’ll Be Comin’ Down the Mountain – Part 3
She’ll Be Comin’ Down the Mountain – Part 2
She’ll Be Comin’ Down the Mountain – Part 1
The Tops – Lookout
I’m back from my holiday! Hope you all had a great Christmas Day.
But back to the Barrington Tops. Today, we come to Thunderbolt’s Lookout proper. As you can see, you can see for miles from up here.
Aside from the view, I was also drawn to the hardy trees, standing and fallen, and the moss and lichen that grow on almost everything.
The Tops – Cool Glen
We’re in the Barrington Tops National Park proper now, making our way to Thunderbolts Lookout.
Captain Thunderbolt (otherwise known as Fred Ward), was a bushranger who roamed the Hunter Valley-New England area in the 1860’s, robbing his way into history until one day he was allegedly killed by the police. Others say that it was his uncle who was killed, and that Fred and his mum made a quick getaway to Canada where he lived till a ripe old age.
I can imagine Fred and his merry gang resting in this quiet, sheltered glen. Can you?
I’ll be away on holidays for a little while, and will finish this series when I return.
The Tops – Uprooted
The Tops – Ferns
The Tops – The River
The Manning River flowed not far from the camp site. Usually it’s just a running stream, but with all the rain that’s been around it’s a swollen torrent. I wonder how the river looks in Taree, near the mouth. I wonder how it looks now, when there are dozens of rivers bursting their banks in the region.