Monday, October 8, 2012

Our World Tuesday - The Grampians

If just come back from a week in the Grampians - a wonderful, rocky and interesting place in the west of Victoria.  The region has suffered more than its fare share of climate driven problems over the last few years - drought, fire and then, as if to add insult to injury, flooding rain.  This may account for why the whole place seemed a little quiet compared to other years.  Now quiet is good as far as I am concerned - but the people who live here need to earn a living.

We had a some great spring weather - and that Australian ritual of wrestling with the kids to put on the sun-block began for the first time in a long time!

I love the sense of space and distance you can get here - even if the flat blue skies make exposure a bit tricky.




Many of the roads in the area are not sealed - so dust is the order of the day when the sun shines, and mud and slipperiness when it rains.  Thankfully we had more sun than rain.

You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

Enjoy the pictures.


14 comments:

ladyfi said...

Fabulous open spaces!

Carole M. said...

a lovely place to explore, the Grampians. Has been some years now since I've been there though. Sounds like a nice escape

Pete Shanley said...

Love the Grampians! Thanks for remembering them to me!!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

What a fabulous looking place!

TexWisGirl said...

looks rugged but still beautiful.

Karen said...

Beautiful views Stewart! Looks like you climbed higher than I did when I was there!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, rugged views, Stewart!! Terrific views! Have a great week!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Great job of depicting the expanse! You also did a wonderful job exposing the blue skies. Do you use a circular polarizer? I love mine. :) Grampians looks like a really cool place.

Adam Jones said...

Looks like a cracking place to visit Stewart.

Muzza said...

Haven't been there for a few years, but they are magnificent still, and recovering well after the fires.

Lesley said...

the scenery is very rugged and beautiful. It sounds like the area has a bit too much dramatic weather, though!

Connie Smiley said...

What a beautiful place, Stewart. Your shot with the high rock bluff in the foreground is gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like a great getaway spot..I'd rather dust than mud on those kind of roads too! We like semi-wildish kinds of places.

darlin said...

Another must see when I return to Australia one day, this place looks like an amazing place to explore.

Excellent shots Stewart. Have a wonderful week!