Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is part of the Hawkesbury River system and in fact is where the Hawkesbury meets the sea. These photos are from a short day trip I made to this location.
This vessel was obviously some kind of ferry, and of course I had to find out more about it. It couldn’t possibly be a commuter service, surely? Google reveals that the ferry is operated by Palm Beach and Hawkesbury River Cruises, and tours run once a day on Fridays and weekends. The trip from Palm Beach to Bobbin Head takes about two hours, and the ferry departs on the return journey 55 minutes later.
I think I’ll be joining this cruise in the not-too-distant future. Hee.
Bobbin Head is at the headwaters of Cowan Creek.
The fire may have occurred months ago, but a faint smell of smoke persists in the area to this day.
I have no idea what these mushrooms are, but they are very similar to the ones I photographed on a recent trip to Wentworth Falls.
These two photos from a single mushroom colony were taken at a distance of about 12 metres with the 55-300mm lens.
Date: 06 May 2011
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
Lens 2: Pentax smc DA L 55-300 mm f/4-5.8 ED
Lens 3: Sigma 50mm 1:2.8 DG Macro
Ambient light only.
Conditions: partly cloudy.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.