Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Royal National Park (3/6) - working


This is a national park, so the places are deliberately difficult to access. These guys are working on a shack at North Era and the only way to get their materials on site is by foot. They parked their ute at Gairie Beach and each of the 8 sheets of fibro (the type without asbestos!) had to be taken as illustrated the kilometre around to North Era.

They were sweating profusely but were of good humour and wiggled their bum when I said I would take their photo as they trudged along. I hope they had cold ones in the fridge for later!

19 comments:

brattcat said...

It's like Sisyphus with a happy ending. Perhaps if Sisyphus had had a mate to help with the rock pushing his story would have had a better ending too...

Lois said...

A lot of work, but some good exercise! You can't beat the scenery either.

JM said...

This looks like a fantastic place! The different colours of the rocks are awesome!

Paula said...

I've just become an afficionado of two new blogs:
The Tiny House Blog
Sartorial

This would make a great story for the former. I would have to comb your posts for one for the latter but I'm sure I would find several candidates owing to your sharp eye.

Paula said...

Excuse me, it's The Sartorialist (I'm very new to it!)
http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

The Tiny House Blog
http://tinyhouseblog.com/

Julie said...

BC: Perhaps, but Sisyphus did bring his travails upon his own head by messing with both Zeus AND with Death. These guys had the number 8 firmly fixed in the front of their eyes, but the 3 to 4 hour task must have appeared sisyphean.
Lois: It is gorgeous and the breeze was onshore.
JM: More rocks on Saturday. z

Joan Elizabeth said...

The Parks and Wildlife people here have the same problem, any maintenance to tracks, bridges etc means a long steep walk carrying things. I am in awe of their energy, it is about as much as I can do carrying a camera.

I am loving the tracks and rocks in these shots.

J Bar said...

I'm fascinated to know more about those shacks.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Vogon Poet said...

I feel tired for them, so I will reach a cold one to cheer them up from here. Nice and different photos today.

Ann said...

That's doing it hard but wouldn't you love one of those shacks. I'm surprised they still exist, most coastal shacks are long gone.

Virginia said...

Oh the bum wiggling helped I"m sure!
V
PS Great shots of this J!

Virginia said...

Mais oui mon amie! I love your blog and your photos. Thank you again for you visits and your comments on mine!
V
PS Tomorrow on BADP, I'd like your opinion on my two macros.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a lot of work. great capture and what an interesting project to chronicle. gorgeous place

Susan said...

hi Julie,
Am I the only one who thought that perhaps renting a helicopter for the day, or a barge, might be in order...wiggly bum not withstanding, it's a heck of way to get building materials in and out! Aussies rock! (in more ways than one)

Julian Davis said...

I love the contrast between two shots.
This looks like a good place to visit.

AB said...

They are going to build their own little shack on the sea shore! Well worth effort.

diane said...

That's commitment but probably worth it.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

We marvel now about people carrying all that stuff but at one time all building work was so labour intensive.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Both photos look like a painting, they have that "picture perfect' look to them. the orange flowers (wildflowers?) add interest and the difference in rock colour too.