Monday, 23 February 2015

A view from a hill.

This is the view from the top of Mt. Amos, on of the peaks of The Hazards in Freycinet.  If you want to see what the peak looks like from sea-level, its the flat looking peak in the middle of these pictures.

The walk to the top of Mt. Amos takes about two and a bit hours - and in some places its steep enough to warrant putting your hand on the rock now and then.  Needless to say, the kids loved it.

The view from the top is a classic - and its not a bad place for lunch!

The bay is called Wineglass Bay - and it's a bit of an icon really.   I know its all psychological, but any food you eat in a place like this seems to taste so much better than usual!





And yes, the sky really was that colour!  Summer in Australia - you need to see it to believe it sometimes!

More shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

39 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Magnificent images. Now this is a climb I am glad you did because I think these climbs are now past me!

bas van Es said...

Die grote rotsblokken op de voorgrond vind ik geweldig mooi het maakt de foto heel intens.

Breathtaking said...

Wow! Magnificent views, and I'll bet the food and drink does taste wonderful after a climb like that.

Ratty said...

That's a beautiful place. It's amazing how blue the sky and the water are.

Revrunner said...

Like rubbing salt into old wounds to those of us up here in the northern hemisphere. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Both the sky and the water is a gorgeous color, Stewart! Lovely views and photos..Have a happy week!

Marcia said...

What a gorgeous view. Are your kids on summer vacation?

Oman said...

looks like a beautiful place to hang out and take some photos. great job.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful!

Mary Hone said...

Just beautiful.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Truly spectacular, Stewart!

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
What a beautiful landscape.
Beautiful blue water and blue sky.
It is a lovely place to be on holiday.
Best regards, Irma

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how BEAUTIFUL, Stewart!! Such an incredible landscape, colors and skies!! Spectacular indeed!! Thank you so much for sharing these!! Hope you have a great new week!!

Linda W. said...

Amazing views and such beautiful blue water! Yes, food always tastes better after a hard effort.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is a great view. I could spend a while there.

ladyfi said...

Fabulously blue view!

Montanagirl said...

Superb photos - what beautiful blues, skies, and waters!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

wow! That blue could knock you down. What a great place to hike. (like this flatlander could keep up with ya)

Missy George said...

What a gorgeous place..Wonderful sky..I'm told the water looks blue because of the reflection of the sky?? Worth the hike...(for you)..me too if I could do it..Spectacular

Wally Jones said...

It seems so inadequate to just say, "Wow"! What a magnificent vista, Stewart!
I'm afraid I would love to have a picnic there but would never want to leave!

Marie said...

I remember an earlier post of this amazing spot on earth! It (and this one) both blow me away! It is incredibly gorgeous! How wonderful to be able to climb the peak and look down on the bay.

Thanks for your comment on not worrying about my photo quality. I really appreciated that. I was so happy to get our new camera, but even it has it's limits, and I think someday I may get one with removable lenses, that can really get in close with the birds. But for now, I do what I can! :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

It's true that lunch with such a view does taste very special!

Adam Jones said...

Wow Stewart. They are spectacular views. How I'd like to be there rather than in this cold wet winter right now.

Bethany Carson said...

Whew! That is an amazing view!

maryaustria said...

This view is amazing! Such a beautiful landscape! Gorgeous!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What a vista and fantastic photography ~ glad lunch was good too!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Valerie said...

Aah - tantalising Tasmania! Lovely images Stewart and great to hear your family are enjoying outdoor activities.

Andrea Priebe said...

How beautiful Stewart ... the color blue has never looked bluer and the white beach on the hourglass ... an artist couldn't even dream up such perfection. As for the food tasting better ... You just climbed a mountain for 2 plus hours for heaven sake ... you were probably starving. A cracker would taste good when you're that hungry :)But, I can see that this is a perfect place for a picnic and I am not at all surprised that the kids loved all of it.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Felicia said...

fabulous views and you captured them so wonderfully.

Dave said...

wonderful images, great post Stewart.

Jarek said...

Lovely views and beautiful photos.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello .. Very good pictures .. Full of beauty .. nice place .. Regards

Lee said...

Fabulous photos of a fabulous area. Thanks for sharing. :)

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Wow, amazing. It almost looks as if the sky has leaked all over the floor.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Awesome views!

thewovenspoke said...

Nice view, and it sounds like a great hike and family day. Have a good week!

thewovenspoke said...

Nice view, and it sounds like a great hike and family day. Have a good week!

Mari said...

Awesome views. I can sit there and admire the scenery whole day

amanda | wildly simple said...

Oh my stars, what a view and lunch perch!
I can honestly say I am not a beach person, but I sure enjoy the view of those below! Wow.
I would love to see Australia, summer or any time. :)