Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This past weekend Deb and I shot away to the Otway Ranges west of Melbourne.

I am still mad keen on waterfalls and the Otways are both high and wet.

On Saturday we arrived fairly late after a leisurely start and a three hour drive. Our first destination was a section of rainforest near a village with the name of “Beech Forest”.

From where we left the car we followed this trail into the forest.I paused to snap this little fellow, s/he is a species I don’t know and I haven’t taken the time to look him/her up.Half a mile into the forest you round a corner and see this.The remains of a steam engine. And nearby tramway trucks for carrying timber to the sawmill that once stood here.You wouldn’t think it but all this forest is regrowth; a hundred years ago the whole area was clear felled.

It will be hundreds of years before it is a mature forest, but nature has an amazing power to come back if it is left be.

A bit further down we came to this stream feeding into a narrow channel and around the corner the reason we had come.

The Triplet FallsThe stream divides into three channels which tumble as a triple fall.

The star for me is the right hand fall which is…Well the piccies say it all.

Now one last thing.

I am heading off for the next five days to my Mum’s place so it is more than likely I won’t post until next week.


dinesh said...

AL your pictures say it all.But I think all the credit should go to you for your photography.

Old Kitty said...

I really like how nature's taken over this area - and I really like these very haunting pics of the forest too!! Beautiful!

Have a great time with mum! take care

Linda G. said...

Lovely, as usual. Have fun at your mum's! :)

Kyna said...

I love waterfalls. Maybe it's because I don't get to see them often where I live. I took so much for granted when I lived in Canada lol.

Carolyn V said...

I'm amazed they just left the tramway there untouched. It's kind of amazing! =)

Have a great week with your mom.

Claudia Del Balso said...

Lovely pics! Enjoy your time at your mom's. See ya next week ;)

Misha said...

Beautiful! It's so strange yet haunting to see the steam engine and truck like that. As if they were suddenly frozen.

I wonder why they were left there.

:-) Enjoy your trip!

Kristen M. said...

That is definitely a beautiful waterfall! Have fun on your trip!

John Gray said...

that steam engine is amazing
it looks so surreal....

Susan Fields said...

What gorgeous photos - those waterfalls are breathtaking! Have a wonderful time at your Mum's!