18 august 2009

My World no 23 - THE FLYING WATER LILY OF WILPENA

Early our last morning at Wilpena Pound it was crispy clear air and a closer look will show you a little frost on the ground,

The weather the days we were at Wilpena Pound was just fantastic.

but it was still a couple of hours before our 1 hour flight.

ARIKA (water lily) is a young woman working at Wilpena Pound Tourist Resort as a pilot. Arika takes tourists on aerial flights from the resort around the pound and on to the surrounding areas. Arika conducts the flights with an informative history of the area and she is a most friendly person and well suited to giving the tourists a great scenic flight.

This must be the most famous view over Wilpena Pound so we also have our own

The north end of the Heysen Trail seen from Parachilna Gorge which means you have the Western Plains to the right. This track is one of the most famous ones in Australia.

Even people of age up here cannot remember seeing this area so green:

And to the left here the "Great wall of China"

This was my little contribution from my world to you this week, don’t miss out on the rest of the world here! mwtblack

19 kommentarer:

LadyFi sa...

What azure blue skies. Great aerial shots!

chrome3d sa...

Little contribution? What, it was massive! I´m not sure if I have ever even heard of that place but it was spectacular. Those ridges disappearing to the horizon were so great.

magiceye sa...

spectacular indeed!!

Wolynski sa...

Wow, spectacular views from a plane and some great photos.

Pak Zawi sa...

Elizabeth,
Thanks for the visit to my site and the kind words. I thought you were a fellow Malaysian and only found out the truth after making my visit here. What great shots you have here! Most impressed with the art collection in your gallery.

Greyscale Territory sa...

Incredible aerial views of this part of Australia! Enjoyed the journey with you! I have only been to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road from Victoria and from Sydney via outback NSW.

SandyCarlson sa...

Those are exciting and beautiful landscapes.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy sa...

Elisabeth: Those are brilliant photos from the air. that was a tricky start with the flying water lily. I didn't see that coming.

Arija sa...

You had a lovely clear morning for your flight. Lovely shots too.

We often flew over on the way to Arkaroola or Lake Eyre.

Reader Wil sa...

Great scenic flight! Thanks for taking us! I must go to South Australia too. I always go to North Queensland where my second daughter lives. Thanks for your visit too!

Martha Z sa...

Great photos, the color in the top one is spectacular.
The views from the air are great, the geology in this area looks very intesting.

Pat sa...

Wow! These are fantastic shots. The brown hills remind me of the San Bernardino Mountains in southern California.

Thanks for sharing.

J Bar sa...

Amazing scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Glennis sa...

Ahh amazing viedws the tops of the mountains look so unique from the air, the sky is so blue. Thanks for taking us along with you on the flight.

Ebie sa...

Hi Elizabeth, I love the aerial views. Your world is a beauty!Must be a fun flight and looking down the mountains and the terrain. I love it!

Regina sa...

Awesome and beautiful!

luna miranda sa...

wow! gorgeous aerial shots!

koala sa...

Stunning photos!

Esther Garvi sa...

Talk about an amazing excursion!!

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