The crowning glory to visits to these parts was the view from Bald Hill in Stanwell Tops. It overlooks Stanwell Park Beach, the Sea Bridge, and the greater suburbs of Wollongong in the distance.
Such a view meant braving a few crowds and even a tourist bus, but concentrate on the scenery and even such inconveniences were tolerable.
And we come to Wollongong. It’s only 60km from the boundaries of Sydney but that’s far enough away for it to have a different feel. I took this shot from the top of Mount Keira, on the escarpment. It shows the harbour area that is centred on the old lighthouse.
Wollongong sits 400 metres below Mount Keira, so the view is good, even on an overcast day. The main attraction of the Wollongong waterfront, is the lighthouse, which really stands apart from the rest of the ‘burbs.
Continuing with our native flora theme…
Took a walk around Mount Keira on the weekend – a mountain (actually an old volcanic plug) overlooking Wollongong. The mountainside is lush with rainforest…
And resplendid in all varieties of palms.