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A slightly more serious shot of the Falls.

Went to Wilhelmina Falls today after work and walked all over these huge slabs. I have done a lot of rockclimbing in my past so am fairly sure of my technique in scrambling over this sort of terrain. It’s about keeping your weight over your feet and about keeping up some momentum. High it’s very counter instinctive to move fast but it seems to be the safest way. Upon getting to the overlap where the water freefalls there was a bit of moss and dirt in some cracks that I was obliged to use and before I knew it my boots were wet and dirty with a fraction of their former friction. In my precarious stance I attempted to clean them and after ten minutes or so was happy to move on now very aware of my precarious location since I’d just stared it in the face for a while. Maybe I should of paid attention to that sign ;-)

Lovely spot, went there in the summer with kids, mum, sister and her kids lovely walk but the advertised perennial nature of the falls didn’t live up to expectations with it being bone dry. Great to see it today with heaps of water.

11/9/2008

To check out other shots from this area see my Yarra Ranges gallery.

For more waterfall shots check out my Waterfalls gallery.

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rock, waterfall, yarra, australia, falls, climbing, rockclimbing, victoria, cliff, act, caught, travis, scrambling, easton, welhelmina, 2h, 1h

Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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Comments

  • John Pitman
    John Pitmanalmost 6 years ago

    NIce angle and I like the white water against the brown rock. John

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 6 years ago

    Now THAT looks slippery!!! Nice place nice photo!

  • ccdoh1
    ccdoh1almost 6 years ago

    nice one Travis – i can imagine it would hurt a bit if you didn’t pay too much attention up there!

  • Yerr the thought of sliding down a 100m cheese grater on your bum isn’t overly attractive… ;-)

    – Travis Easton

  • ccdoh1
    ccdoh1almost 6 years ago

    Haha – finding fingernails in grated cheese is bad enough!

  • Got a sandwich from subway the other day with plastic packaging in it, or am I getting off topic now?

    – Travis Easton

  • ccdoh1
    ccdoh1almost 6 years ago

    kinda worrying – you could pretend you took it to eat at the top of these falls – did you sue their arses off like any good natured yank would?

  • yankeegrl99
    yankeegrl99almost 6 years ago

    Nice angle! Love the sharp white color of the water while it flows down.

  • Jodie Elchah
    Jodie Elchahalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot and love your story to go with it : )

  • gaylene
    gaylenealmost 6 years ago

    wow what a lovely angle.

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLalmost 6 years ago

    Very clever shot, Travis!! Love the effect of the water on the large flat rock – awesome!

  • Neophytos
    Neophytosalmost 6 years ago

    Majestic and very imposing Travis !!Brilliant angle and framing !!

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