Sunday, 5 March 2017

Up in hills again!

The view on the way up to Atherton Tableland via the southern road is just magnificent.
The Tablelands is a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland.  It is located west to south-south-west inland from Cairns.  It's a tropical latitude the elevated position provides a climate suitable for dairy farming.  It has an altitude ranging between 500 and 1,280m (1,640 and 4,200 ft).

As we travelled along the winding road to get to the Tableland there were places designated for viewing and taking photos.
From now on I'm using my new lens.


You can just see the winding road below.








There is a farm house in that cleared green area.


Came across a lake and accommodation plus ducks.






The Church was beautifully kept in a small town on the way to Atherton.


The view on the way back down from another way.

43 comments:

  1. Margaret winding road is fantastic and I love a small church. Love from Bytom..

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    1. Cute Church Gosia - it was locked so couldn't see inside...
      Was a very windy road but we have plenty of those here in Tasmania.

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  2. ahhhhhhh

    it's tough being you, huh? How's the nose doing?

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    1. Nose is healed, thank you - and thanks for asking :)
      Life is good being able to travel around as we do, and have a home as well.

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  3. what a marvelous series of fabulous photos Margaret!
    third one is just outstanding view dear!
    i wonder how amazing to have such an adventurous way way of living as you discover every day new destinations .just hilarious!

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    1. Thanks you re photos, it's the country that is beautiful and more so in person.
      It's a good life that we lead my husband and I...we are lucky.

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  4. We live in such a beautiful place. Thank you for showcasing it.

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    1. You are welcome, and we sure do live in a beautiful country.

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  5. Overcome the mishap, I'm glad you continue to enjoy your vacation.

    Very good landscapes has your report and sobrtetodo, very well focused.

    Kisses

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  6. Wow what great photos and what an awesome view

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  7. Cute duck, cute church--- and I especially like the shot looking out at the flatlands. Nice post.

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    1. Thanks Bill...mostly up there is 'view' and more views.

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    1. Indeed, don't think I would like to live there though.

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    1. Good to see in reality as the camera doesn't always show it as we see it.

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  10. Breathtaking! I get the feeling it was hard to pick the right picture. There was so much more to see. Thanks for this

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    1. You are welcome. Very peaceful up there amongst the greenery.
      Was hard to choose a photo to show on my blog, they were all lovely of the 'view'.

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  11. It's all so green and in so many shades. I like the lake, it's a good sized one.
    The church is very pretty.

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    1. Well kept Church...there are so many shades of green without the clouds creating more.

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  12. A beautiful part of Australia and you have captured it well.

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  13. Love these landscapes, and the hills or I think they are mountains, are so beautiful.

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    1. The hills are called mountains up there for they are high enough to be classed as mountains. To me, mountains should have lots of rocks on them :)

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  14. Nice duck. The church looks great and the bell tower next to it is interesting.

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    1. Was a very friendly duck and most are where people are a lot.
      I expect there is a story to that bell tower - it's a well kept Church.

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  15. Bom dia, lindas paisagens de verde, as fotos são maravilhosas.
    AG

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  16. Great pictures, especially that quaint little church.
    Love your header, the outcroppings reminds me of giant prehistoric crocodiles.
    Enjoy your day:)

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    1. The Church looks as if it was restored.
      Thank re header, that is a photo I took the other day of Rocky Cape here in Northern Tasmania which is a National Park.

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  17. Great job as always, Margaret. Some day I think you should put all this in a book called "A Camper's Guide to Australia." It will be a runaway best seller!

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    1. I'm sure someone has already done that David. Thanks for the compliment :)

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  18. Hello Margaret,
    Wonderful pictures. Great to see that view over the amazing area.
    Nice shot of that wonderful duck.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  19. Only one word to describe this
    Spectacular!
    Loved all of your photo's

    All the best Jan

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