Photographs and Adventures

Mitchell Plateau – Little Mertens Falls

We arrived at Mitchell Falls camping area about lunchtime, so in the afternoon went for a short walk to Mertens Falls where we planned to have a swim.

Little Mertens Falls is the closest falls and pool to the Mitchell Falls camp ground.

Little Mertens Falls is the closest falls and pool to the Mitchell Falls camp ground.

Little Mertens falls look very nice as you approach the top pool.

The falls look very inviting as you approach the top pool.

When you climb down the steep rocky slope, you come across a lovely still pool, which is absolutely freezing to swim in.

When you climb down the steep rocky slope, you come across a lovely still pool, which was absolutely freezing to swim in. Nobody stayed in for too long.

Especially when Peter spied a fresh water crocodile sunning himself near these rocks.

Especially when Peter spied a fresh water crocodile sunning himself near these rocks. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture him in the photo because he was behind the rocks on the far side of the pool.

After our swim we climbed in behind the waterfall.

After our swim we climbed in behind the waterfall.

It was magical being behind the curtain of water.

It was magical being behind the curtain of water.

I liked the spotty bark on this tree, and almost missed the spider hiding in full view.

I liked the spotty bark on this tree next to our tent, and almost missed the spider hiding in full view.

Holly inspired us with another fantastic camp oven meal of savoury scrolls, cooked in the coals of the camp fire.

In the evening, Holly inspired us with another fantastic camp oven meal of savoury scrolls, cooked in the coals of the camp fire.

Life is good! A beautiful swim and a good meal. It doesn’t get much better than this.

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5 responses

  1. Salisbury Val

    Beautiful photos I love the ones behind the waterfall. Those savoury scrolls don’t look too bad either. 🙂

    July 23, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    • Holly is quite the camp oven cook! She certainly inspired us to be a bit more adventurous.

      July 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm

  2. Nic

    It’s a hard life for some!! Glad you are having such a great time! 🙂

    July 24, 2014 at 1:05 am

  3. Gillian Armstrong

    GREEN with envy…. the weather, the scenery, the location…and that campfire cooking….as you said ‘it doesn’t get much better than that’ 🙂 Just LOVING your photos…. Gill.

    July 24, 2014 at 10:56 am

    • Thanks Gill, and thanks for looking! We are having a fantastic trip. So much to see!

      July 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm

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