Looking Northeast from Track to Bluff Knoll

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Comments (10)

Steve Paxton on April 5, 2009

yet a place i have to got to great to see that WA is not all flat... steve

Majid Salehyar on April 6, 2009

Excellent shot of the nature/

The question is this:

How did you reach there and found such a nice angle for shooting?


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sugarbag1 on April 6, 2009

Well this is in The Stirling Rangers National Park, and there are road everywhere for tourist to visit. This particlar place is at Bluff Knoll, Western Australia's tallest mountain. There is road that goes from Chester Pass Road, and it is called Bluff Knoll Road and it winds it way up the very close to Bluff Knolll, where there is carpark. (look through my photos on the Stirling Rangers and you will see the carpark and how high up it is etc) From the Carpark, there is bush walking track where people walk up to the top of Bluff Knoll. a couple of years ago, my wife & I walked up about 2/3 of the way up this mountain, and on the way up there we took photo's from the track go up. It was very steep over the side, even scarry, for this "old man" . So the photo you have looked at i simplely taken from the track, and there are many, looking in different directions. Come to Western Australia and you too can walk up here and experiance the beauty that is free to see anytime. We lovbe going out to the National Park. In Sept-Oct is even better time to, as the Wild Flowers that grow there all start to flower and there are many thousands of different varietys of flowers there.Thanks again for your visit. Greetings, David. :-)

sugarbag1 on April 12, 2009

Ohhh you are pretty safe out where I took this photo.I have never seen a snake out here ever, although they are probully here. Many people walk along this track to the top of Bluff Knoll and any vibration of movement will frighten snakes away. They are not silly as they don't want to be disturb. It ever anyone gets bitten, it usally, because someone had stood on one accidently or they have tried to kill it!. Most snakes move away John, unless they are cornered and feel threatened. Hey, I am frighten of snakes too, to the extreem, but I still go walking around in the bush, as I know this land.You have more chances of getting run over in a car, that getting bitten by snake or shark!!! You would be Just fine here. Aways walk with a big stick. I do when walking around in bush, it also doubles as a good walking stick, for old people like me! :-)

Gaylen W on April 19, 2009

This is a great shot and so green. I was in Sidney back in 1969. I went to the three sisters, Hyde Park, the zoo, Katoomba. It was a lot of fun. I was there on R&R from Viet Nam. There was an Australian base where I was stationed near Vung Tau. I got to know one of the guys stationed there, and stayed with his wife and family while I was there on R&R.

sugarbag1 on April 19, 2009

A long time ago Gaylen in 1969. I was just leaving school that year. This photo is in Western Australia, on the other side of Australia. (the best side I think) :-) This particular mountain is our highest peak in Western Australia, called Bluff Knoll. Western Australia is very unique in many ways to the other states of Australia. Its the biggest and less populated and very rich in minerals of many different things. The beaches here are as white as white can be. It is nothing to stand on a beach which might be 20 miles or even 80 miles long, and you can be the only person on it, easpeacial on the southern coastline. Where we live, is close to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia about 30 miles in land on the Albany Highway.There is no polution here at all. Plenty of fresh air, and clean drinking water. We have our own rainwater tank for drinking. You ask about lakes earlyer Gaylen, there are many lakes in Western Australia (WA) but not close to where we live, yes there are some, but most north east of where we live. Go to Google Earth and type in LaKe Grace Western Australia and you will see plenty there and north east oif there. You will even see Pink Lakes too. Also where we live we have the Giant Karri Tree growing to over 220 feet high at the Porongurups and also in the Southwest corner of Western Australia

odeveld on May 25, 2010

Hello sugarbag1,

A very beautiful landscape and a good picture!

Mountains are my favorite places.

Kind regards,


sugarbag1 on May 26, 2010

Hello Odeveld. Its a pleasure to share this photo which was taken just at the start of Bluff Knoll the tallest mountain peak in Western Australia. We love bring our friends out here to see all this, but sadly my climbing of these hills are over,but soon I hope to have a new knee and be able to walk around again as I used too! Click on The Stirling Ranges tag and you will see much more of this whole area. The Stirling Ranges National Park is around 70 miles long and many different types of trees and espeacially wild flowers grow in this region.In fact people come on buses over 4000klms away from the other side of Australia, every Sept-Oct just to see the wildflowers. But it doesn't really what time one visits out here, there is always something flowering in the bush as we call it here.There is always a Mallee Tree flowering at some time during the year and if one drives slowing through this National Park, you will see many things in the bush,kangaroos, emu's, wedge tailed Eagles with most wing spans of over 2 meters, plus many other interesting things. I guess if I was in your country, it would be better to have someone explain all to one self.When we have visitors from overseas we explain everything to them too, either in Russian or English. The photo above is looking in a north/east direction. Kind REgards, David

brian gillman on November 3, 2010

Thanks, David. Yes, this is impressive! Great contrast with the land way below and seemingly stretching for miles and miles into the hazy distance.

Regards, Brian.

sugarbag1 on November 4, 2010

Hello Brian. Great that you have found these shots near Bluff Knoll. Its great country in the area. In this direction there are no major towns for about 40 miles and then its only tiny one of few hundred people and maybe less. Probully more Kangaroos than people!!! Its true. I think we have around 60 Million Kangaroos and about 24 Million people in Australia. Its a pleausre to be able to share these photos with you Brian. KInd REgards, David

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  • Uploaded on April 4, 2009
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    by sugarbag1
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