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Ferry from Palm Beach to Ettalong | Blue Mountains and beyond (21 sub-albums) | Lithgow Ironfest 2016 | Lithgow Ironfest 2011 | Bents Basin 2009 | An early morning walk in Berrima 2006 | The Old Great North Road - Devines Hill | Boxvale Tramway Walking Track | Norah Head Light | Zig Zag Railway | Warragamba Dam | Rock Lily Walk | Wollombi | Morpeth and Further | Upper Hunter Valley | Bungonia | Fitzroy Inn at Mittagong | "Cooma Cottage" at Yass

Blue Mountains and beyond (21 sub-albums)

The Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, proved a formidable barrier for the early white settlers in New South Wales, and it took 25 years to find a practicable way across. The main road road and railway today follow the originally discovered route along ridges, and there is only one other road across. It's not that they are particularly high: from the coastal plain, they appear as gentle hills. But they are a dissected sandstone plateau, and the earliest explorers, following the valleys inland, came to vertical cliffs. A good part of the plateau is World Heritage listed wildereness.

Most of these pictures are geotagged but not the "Secret Waterhole".

Red Hands Cave
Red Hands Cave
Megalong Valley
Megalong Valley
Woodford Academy Heritage Building
Woodford Academy Heritage Building
Valley Heights Rail Museum
Valley Heights Rail Museum
Wentworth Falls and National Pass
Wentworth Falls and National Pass
Glen Davis and the Capertee Valley
Glen Davis and the Capertee Valley
Empire Pass
Empire Pass
Waterfalls near Hazelbrook
Waterfalls near Hazelbrook
The Carrington Hotel
The Carrington Hotel
Nepean River and the Lower Blue Mountains
Nepean River and the Lower Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Mount Banks, Mount Wilson and the Grose Valley
Mount Banks, Mount Wilson and the Grose Valley
Katoomba - Leura - Mt Hay
Katoomba - Leura - Mt Hay
Newnes, Deep Pass, and the  Glow Worm Tunnel
Newnes, Deep Pass, and the Glow Worm Tunnel
The Everglades at Leura
The Everglades at Leura
Towards the Colo / Bob Turner's Track
Towards the Colo / Bob Turner's Track
The Gorge Track
The Gorge Track
Walls Lookout Track
Walls Lookout Track
Two secret waterholes
Two secret waterholes
Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves
Picnic at Cox's River Campground
Picnic at Cox's River Campground