Monday, 18 June 2012

Our World Tuesdsay - Erskine Falls

Inland from Lorne are the cool, temperate forests of the Otways.  These may not be tropical, but they are still rain forests – and just to prove it, there was plenty of rain in the weeks leading up to our visit and just a little bit more on the day.


Because of the rain and the geology this part of the world has a few waterfalls. One of the most popular is Erskine Falls.  Not only is it one of the taller falls in the area, it can also be reached on foot with ease. 
The whole place gave of a feeling of damp growth and although its winter you could really tell the place was growing.  For about 30 seconds a beam of weak sun light struck a tree fern – although the quickly grabbed shot does not do it justice.
I like the damp, cool, dripping feel of these pictures, largely because it was that kind of place!
You can find more shots from around the world at Our Word Tuesday.
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Enjoy the pictures.

21 comments:

ladyfi said...

Oh, those falls are just lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love waterfalls and these are gorgeous, Stewart! What a wonderful look at your world today! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful! and lush!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Just beautiful!

Pat Tillett said...

A beautiful place and beautiful photos of it! It looks really good to me today as it is VERY hot here...

Pat Tillett said...

A beautiful place and beautiful photos of it! It looks really good to me today as it is VERY hot here...

Fun60 said...

It is not so much the sight of a waterfall but the sound of it that I love. If I listen carefully I can imagine the sound of the water falling onto the rocks in your photos.

Mama Zen said...

These are gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Yes, great captures Stewart, of another beautiful part of Victoria. When walking through a small part of the Otway Ranges (enroute along the Great Ocean Road back to South Australia) several years ago, I was reminded of a song from the 60's/70's titled "There's a kind of hush ...." Great atmosphere!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I LOVE this -- it's really our kind of country, even though we're in hot dry Colorado right now (and enjoying it as a contrast to our usual hangouts).

The Falls are (is) just amazing. I used to "collect" waterfalls, making a note and picture of every one we hiked to.

Nadege, said...

Wonderful waterfall, beautiful green country.

Andrea said...

Hi Stewart, wherever you put waterfalls i will love it, and this is beautifully taken. I don't know where Lorne is, but i thought you are in Sydney. Now you showed me that, i will clamor to see a waterfall again, which i have not done since March!

darlin said...

Wow, this is a stunning waterfall which you've captured magnificently. It does look a tad bit chilly, but beautiful nonetheless.

I don't remember if I got around to commenting on your other post, the one in regards to your move to Australia but that was a fantastic read. Thank you for pointing me in that direction, I could feel what you were saying!

Have a wonderful week Stewart!

Carole M. said...

that looks like a beautiful place to visit; enjoyed the lush photographs

NatureStop said...

What beautiful falls!!Great captures.Have a great day!

Shantana

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good day. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Liz said...

Beautiful scenery Stewart! Those waterfalls are very inviting.

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous falls, Stewart!

W. Latane Barton said...

What a beautiful, cool, inviting place.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful waterfall, looks like a great place to chill and relax. Wonderful photos.