Sunday, 25 October 2009

Royal National Park (5/6) - Somewhere beyond the sea

South Era beach from Lady Game Lookout

Viewed from high above the escarpment, mesmerising lines of swell roll continuously onto shore carving pristine beaches in sheltered coves. Swinging at anchor, a singular container ship awaits a port facility at Port Kembla.

North Era on the left and Burning Palms on the right both viewed from Lady Game Lookout

A jumble of depression era shacks tumble down the slopes of Burning Palms, taking shelter in the lee of the promontory for protection from the prevailing southerly.

Eagle Rock and Gairie Beach

Eagle Rock stands vigilant on the northern end of Gairie Beach, where human impact is kept to a minimum by isolation, windy roads and limited parking.

14 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like you had a million dollar view up there! I especially like the top ocean view photo - heavenly!

brattcat said...

These are such sensuous images. Fascinating.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the mesmerising lines of swell.

James said...

I just finished looking at post numbers 3,4 and 5 of this series and I think today's pictures are outstanding. You have really put together a nice national park series.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I agree with James. This looks like paradise to me!

Paula said...

The way those clouds roll out from behind the promontory made me want to jump in the air and whoop. I'm sure it was a sight to see.

J Bar said...

Beautiful views and the blues are so blue.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hilda said...

Magnificent views! The first photo makes me really wish we could fly.

diane said...

Great shots. Terrific perspective and a beautiful National Park.A lovely piece of nature so close to Sydney CBD.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Nature. Great seaside shots.
Luiz Ramos

Vogon Poet said...

I'm impressed by the tiny humans visible or imaginable inside that ship. This is a huge world with an immense strength, barely hidden, and you showed it perfectly with these images.

Julie said...

I am often impressed/overwhelmed by the strength of nature and the smallness of mankind, VP. It is a healthy mindset with which to approach our life here on earth.

Lois said...

These are breathtaking Julie!

Jilly said...

As if we didn't know that Australia is beautiful (!), shots like this make us realise what we are missing.