For Inktober’s prompt word “dragon”, surprise-surprise, I drew a dragon (lol).
For the prompt word “Ash” I drew emus bushwalking through an Eucalyptus regnans forest. These trees are commonly called Mountain Ash.
The following prompt word for Day 14 of the Inktober Challenge is “overgrown”. Those of you have tall children can probably relate to this drawing. I have two tall sons and we had to cut away the end boards of their beds to accommodate their long legs!
I hope you are enjoying Inktober as much as I am. It certainly gets your creative juices flowing! Take care and thanks for stopping by, PJ Paintings.
I’ve been living in Hobart, Tasmania for about 22 years and have never walked one of the many Kunanyi (Mt Wellington) tracks. I’ve taken visitors many times up to the top of the mountain and back down but haven’t explored the mountain beyond that, until now, and it was magical and awesome. I was really keen to see Lost World as I have painted this scene with Tasmanian Tigers (Thylacines) integrated into the foreground.
The walk started on Hunters Track, then along Old Hobartian Track and finally the Lost World Track, which was uphill, climbing over boulders all the way up. Do not let the 45 minutes suggested time fool you, it is full on, constant rock climbing and took closer to 1.5 hours but well worth the effort, not to mention, fun clambering over rocks like a mountain goat (well not quite as nimble :-)).
While climbing over boulder after boulder, I couldn’t help think how much my brother and sister-in-law would enjoy this climb, the scenery along the way and the view. Next time they visit, I won’t just take them to the top of the mountain.
And then we entered the breath-taking Lost World.
The view from Lost World.
On our way out…
It was an amazing day on the mountain, warm, windless and beauty everywhere.
I feel like I’m home when I smell the cedar and Douglas fir. My brother and I usually do a walk in the forest whenever I visit Vancouver. It was raining and hailing when we were driving to the starting point. We weren’t sure if the walk would go ahead but upon our arrival, the rain ceased and blue skies made their presence!
This time we did a walk to Jug Island, which I’ve never been to before. The walk was about 7 km return. The trails are well marked and the climbs up or down are not too steep. It is well worth the effort because Jug Island is spectacular.
We passed by some fungus and plenty of Skunk cabbage but the cabbage was not at its stinky stage of life. It had hardly any smell.
There were plenty of water birds near the shores of Jug Island. It was a breathtaking and glorious day.