Monday, 30 January 2012

Our World Tuesday - Wilsons Prom


Was away this weekend on my annual trip to Wilsons Prom with the kids. The weather was unkindly hot, and the March Flies persistent. For those of you not blessed with March Flies they are large biting flies with fearsome mouth parts and a tendency to drill into unprotected flesh. Luckily for us, and deeply unluckily for the flies, they are slow flying, clumsy and rather easy to swat.

The Prom has had a bit of a rough trot in the last few years with natural disasters – fire and floods mainly. And I could make a case for the March Flies being considered a plague! For all of this you could almost hear the place growing.
The rock slides are still bare, but even the upturned trees knocked near the sides of the slides are alive, if not completely well. Australian plants are well adapted to fire, and leaves were growing from burnt stumps and frazzled branches.
If you have never been there you need to jump on a plane / boat / bus and pay the place a visit.

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Enjoy the pictures.

13 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots! Those March flies sound like our horse flies... very pesky indeed!

TexWisGirl said...

i love how nature renews herself!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, and thanks for the story of st. john's wort! your brain is a wonder!

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely place -- in spite of the flies!! And wonderful captures for the day, Stewart! Nature does indeed renew herself! Hope you have a wonderful week, Stewart!

Sylvia

Sivinden said...

It is fascinating how nature repairs itself after fires and floods. Looks like a great place to visit.

Gary said...

Great tour, and it is amazing how nature burns and then re-builds, at least I hope it was nature. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Great post, your March flies do sound a like our horse flies. And you do not even need to be near horses, LOL! It is wonderful that the trees still survive a rock slide. Love the view of the water. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.

Garry Ladouceur said...

I wonder why they are called march flies. It is still january here in mexico. We get scorpions right about now and have to check our shoes in the morning. well actually there are scorpions all year but i am starting to leave the door open because it is getting hot again.

Regina said...

Beautiful place and captures!

Regards.

Arija said...

What, March flies in January??? Surely not because of climate change . . . were they the great big sluggish ones or the smaller version that are a little lighter on their feet, or both?

FotoAnna said...

Great captures Stewart!
I really enjoyed it...
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Luna Miranda said...

i have goosebumps thinking of the March flies. this looks like an interesting place to explore. thanks for sharing.

CameraCruise said...

Great and fascinating post!
Lovely shots.
Have a great day. :O)