Country Comfort Armidale

86 Barney Street, , Armidale, New South Wales
Country Comfort Armidale
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Another streamAnother stream

Stream running into WollomombiStream running into Wollomombi

Water everywhereWater everywhere

Flowers in springFlowers in spring

Travel Tips for Armidale

A walk on the wild side

by iandsmith

Armidale is granite country. As a matter of fact, the whole of the New England area is granite country. It's a bold, solid and imposing type of rock that, in places, dominates the landscape. This then, is the story of a day I spent amongst the granite. Even getting to the spot you had a precursor of what was about to become apparent when we were approaching a cattle grid and came across this specimen.

Wild side (cont)

by iandsmith

Upon receiving instructions we did a U-turn and drove back about a kilometre along the dust laden track before turning right and heading off through a paddock. As we neared a copse of eucalypts the sun backlit the scene and grass lit up in fiery browns and reds. It was as if someone had just painted a canvas a few minutes before and it was still shining in the sunlight.

Wild side (cont)

by iandsmith

At times during the climb, you lose sight of your goal only for it to re-emerge even larger than before. Then there's a sence of presence, of awe of the geology of the place. The time it takes to weather such stones into such shapes defies the imagination.
The fragility of the vegetation that clings, in the most unlikely places, to a life so precarious as shown in pics 2 and 3. For whatever reason, a lot of my friends have commented favourably on the third picture.

Wild side (cont)

by iandsmith

Due to the prolonged drought (will Australia ever be free of it?) there are many dead trees in the area. Actually, many are wrecked by the occasional storm or lightning strike but their situation isn't helped by the dry weather. Thus it is that there are many twisted and bare shapes among the granite and, at times, their shadows play tauntingly upon the rocks.

Wild side (cont)

by iandsmith

Ultimately the area is about the rocks. The variation in shapes, the variation in colour, the power they seem to have. The first shot shows a rock that Frank didn't know existed so we were pretty excited about this find whilst the second shot indicates the size of one that we passed by as you can see Frank in the left hand side of the picture.
The last is one of my favourites from the day out and gives you some idea how the stones and the forest co-exist.

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