Look what I found in the small village of Ebor, along the Waterfall Way, an hours drive outside Armidale.
I am going to take you back in time 4 weeks when we were in Armidale. We only had 2 days to explore this very interesting town.
Day 1 we took a Heritage bus tour. (Check it out here)
Next day we drove along the Waterfall Way. One of Australia’s lesser known, iconic and beautiful drives. It passes through National Parks, the stunning gorges rise on either side of you and then there are the waterfalls. So many of them. But being summer not many will be flowing. So we went to Ebor Falls as it never dries up.
These are some of the things we saw.
Paddocks of white daisies. When we passed them near Dubbo I thought they were weeds, but Ruth of “Ruth’s arc” informed me in the comments that they are actually Pyrethrum Daisies. She sent me this information…
“Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd (BRA) is the Australian grower of over 60 % of the world’s pyrethrum, the botanical insecticide, and runs the most high-tech pyrethrum industry in the world.”
They are very photogenic…
I think these may be growing wild though…
I will link this to “flowersoverflowers” I’ve been missing in action on this site for a while.
This is the Guy Fawkes river cascading over the gorge. Creating the Ebor Waterfall, described as one of Australia’s most attractive falls.
A walking track winds around the top of the falls and we find another bench to sit and admire the lookout.
On the way out we pull up at an old pioneer cemetery.
How difficult life must’ve been for these hardy pioneers when they settled in this area in the 1800’s.
After a welcome cup of coffee at the “Fusspot’s Café” it was time to head back to our mini house sit in Armidale.
But one last side trip on the way to see another waterfall.
Wollomombi Falls was almost totally dried up. Can you see the small pool and the trickle of water falling into it? But look at that massive gorge and imagine the force and power behind the falls in full flow during the winter wet season that has created that. It would be an awesome sight.
Now I have caught up with my travels to this house sit and we only have another 2 weeks here.
Weather up date. After the sweltering heat of 39c+ on Sunday, yesterday the temperatures dropped to mid 20’s and it started to RAIN, and today it is still steadily falling, mana from heaven. I can see the grass and weeds growing as I look at them!!!
Well Jude week 51 of your very popular bench series and only one more week to go…