oldwarrenpointforum

Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring so I go back to being myself
It is currently Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:25 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Good view from up here!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:33 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Posts: 1879
Location: Warrenpoint
Image

Image

Have taken photos of the Opera House from almost every conceivable angle over the years, but never actually looking down at it before!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:38 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Posts: 7522
Location: Warrenpoint
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very brave GGG ..................................


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:22 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:03 am
Posts: 589
Location: warrenpoint
northbrook wrote:
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very brave GGG ..................................



very very brave indeed. lovely pics ggg. :-c :camera: .


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:57 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Posts: 1879
Location: Warrenpoint
I was very disappointed when I did the official bridge climb some years ago because you weren't allowed bring a camera, supposedly for safety reasons, but more likely so as you'd purchase the official photos that the organisers took I imagine! So this time I went up to the level of the traffic and climbed up to a look-out on top of one of the pylons. It was quite a hike and my poor arthritic knees complained bitterly, but the view was excellent and it didn't cost me a fortune like the first one either!



This seemed a bit scary from the ground but was well worth the effort........it's an eco-friendly way of getting 'up close and personal' with the rainforest up in Queensland and I have to say it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. You go across the rainforest canopy in a little harness thingy attached to a cable that works on a brake and pulley system, so you yourself control how slowly or how quickly you go. I stopped at one stage and just wanted to stay there.....the trees were amazing, you could reach out and touch them........some were hundreds of years old. The humidity was about 97% (which explains the state of my hair in the photo!) and just getting to where it started we had to ford three pretty fast-flowing creeks which pushed the four wheel drive to its limits but it was SO worthwhile. I was totally overwhelmed.......probably for the first time in my life I was rendered speechless!

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:43 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 1:48 pm
Posts: 5147
ggg - you look like you are having a
good time.
Love the tan.
I don't know if I could "harness" my
way through there.
Too much foliage.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:44 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:53 am
Posts: 4673
Location: Warrenpoint
Looks like you are having a ball Rene.I'm not very fond of heights but I think I would like to do that harness thing.......who knows,maybe someday!!!!!!!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:15 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:44 pm
Posts: 1069
Location: Warrenpoint
Rene...excellent photographs, well worth the pain I'm sure.

I am a bit concerned however with the 3rd photo...tell Bryan he needs to cut the grass in his back garden, there must be easier ways to get to the washing line! :rotfl:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:36 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 8:46 pm
Posts: 1604
Location: Orchard Hill Warrenpoint
Wow Rene, you are so brave! It must have felt like stepping off a cliff to begin with, but also so well worth the adventure! Well done you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:26 pm 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:11 pm
Posts: 3521
Location: Warrenpoint
Bravo Rene :clapping: I would love to do that, please bring me with you next time :D ::-((


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:13 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Posts: 1879
Location: Warrenpoint
Liz wrote:
Bravo Rene :clapping: I would love to do that, please bring me with you next time :D ::-((

Will do Liz, but it might be quite a while before I get back (or before I'm LET back if my children have any say in the matter, they think I've lost the plot a bit!)


These two are just about as different as you'll get in Australia.....the first is looking up through the top of the bridge and the other one is looking up at the fruit bats (hundreds of them) hanging around the top of the rainforest..... both of them I love for very different reasons!

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:18 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:17 am
Posts: 2637
Location: Florida, USA
Rene, I have to say you are an inspiration.... not only with your fearless quests in regards to travel but more importantly the good that you do for children much-less fortunate than ourselves...... good-on ya !!!! :-):-) :-):-) :-):-)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:42 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Posts: 1879
Location: Warrenpoint
whitestar wrote:
Rene, I have to say you are an inspiration.... not only with your fearless quests in regards to travel but more importantly the good that you do for children much-less fortunate than ourselves...... good-on ya !!!! :-):-) :-):-) :-):-)


Thanks for that whitestar........as I've probably said before, I'm very fortunate to have many good friends living in various parts of Australia, so I get to lots of non-touristy places as well as the more obvious ones which is great. It's exactly 21 years tomorrow since we emigrated to Perth..can't help wondering sometimes what direction our lives would have taken if we'd stayed there, but I'll never know so there's no point in worrying about it!
I probably would never have gotten involved with the orphanage in Moldova if we'd stayed.......and the girls there are such a big part of my life now, so yes, it's an ill wind as they say! I'm heading out to Moldova four days after I get home (have to check in at w/p to see that the dust is still where I left it first!!) and hopefully I won't be too jet-lagged!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:30 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:44 am
Posts: 40
Hi Rene are you in North Queensland? If you where in Hervey Bay you'd see millions of fruit bats.
We live in Brisbane


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:28 am 
Offline
Member
Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Posts: 1879
Location: Warrenpoint
AidanR wrote:
Hi Rene are you in North Queensland? If you where in Hervey Bay you'd see millions of fruit bats.
We live in Brisbane


No AidanR, I'm actually back in Brisbane at the moment...well Redcliffe actually. Was in Mackay for a while and went to Eungella and Finch Hatton Gorge while I was there. Heading down to Sydney next week for a while to check in with my son Bryan...and then on to Melbourne. Just had some photos emailed from home and the snow looks pretty awful. Hopefully it'll be gone by the time I get back!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:32 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:44 am
Posts: 40
We live on the other side of Brisbane @ Oxley, Redcliffe is a good spot, nice on the bay this time of the year.
Talk to you later.
Aidan Rice


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group