(6 photos, Part 3) – At the risk of boring you with more big boulders and thinking I have rocks in my head, here’s the final refrain from what must be the biggest organ pipes in the world!

Oh look, it’s another Waratah!

The temptation was to edit more of these images in mono, but … I just couldn’t bring myself over to losing all the beautiful colour. The two shots below are pretty close to what I had envisioned in my mind.

Life on the edge

As a boy I always thought Mt Wellington was an extinct volcano. It is instead a sill, formed during the Permian, Triassic and Jurassic ages.

“The upper reaches of the mountain were formed more violently, as a Sill with a tabular mass of igneous rock that has been intruded laterally between layers of older rock pushing upwards by upsurges of molten rock as the Australian continental shelf tore away from Antarctica, and separated from Gondwana over 40 million years ago.”Source Wikipedia.

The mist rolled in again and refused to budge. Time to get my head out of the clouds and head back to the car …

This is the steep “track” back down to the car. Shall we play “lets spot the track marker” again?

No, I can’t find one either 😉

Thanks for joining me on another Tasmanian adventure! After returning to the car, I drove almost to the top of the mountain for some more alpine shots in the mist and another lovely waratah … in the next post 🙂

17 thoughts on “The final tune

  1. That’s a very beautiful place, Tone, so much beautiful, ancient rock! The way it was formed is amazing. If only the rock could speak, what tales it could tell us. ❤️🇦🇺

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    1. Thanks John, quite surprisingly, I’ve only ventured under the Pipes about 5 times, this is the first time I’ve walked up the short, steep direct “track”. There’s so many great short walks for adventures! It’s quite weird, but when I’m in special places like this, I feel a connection to the land and those that came before me. I sometimes talk to them as though they are there with me. Sounds a bit crazy typing that out aloud perhaps, but it’s a remarkable experience.


    1. Thanks Morgaine, sure feels like it, quite a remarkable place to contemplate your insignificant navel’s place in all of time and the expanse of the universe 😉
      I’ve previously wondered … if we didn’t tie the umbilical cord, would we have a belly button? Yeah, I know, I’m weird.

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    1. Thanks Alessandra, it is pretty unique. There’s another place nearby called “Lost World” with a smaller quarry like cliff face with lots of collapsed stone below forming a labyrinth of rock and caves. It’s been a while, I must revisit 😉

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    1. Hi John, thanks. The Mt Wellington “pipes” are about 120 metres (400 ft) high according to the National Park website 🙂 Looking at google images, the Giant’s Causeway of Ireland is a stunning formation!


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