Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunset in the Byron Shire

Sunset with Wollumbin, R de Heer

One result of the Sangeang Api volcano eruption recently was this gorgeous sunset in the Byron Shire.  The camera is looking to the north. Mt Warning/Wollumbin can just be seen sticking above the gap in the ranges. 

I quote from WIKIpedia, "Mount Warning is a volcanic plug of the now-gone Tweed Volcano located in Australia, 14 kilometres west-south-west of Murwillumbah, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, near the border with Queensland." 

The hills nearer at hand to the left are the Koonyum Range, the escarpment formed by the eroded shield-eruption  of the Tweed Volcano. The cliffs are rhyolite, rock and soil are basalt.

To the right is the nearest low range that ends in Mullumbimby's own landmark, Mt Chincogan

The photographer herself is perched on a high bank above the road circling Hospital Hill, intent on not slipping down the already dew-wet grass. 

At the top of the hill is this object, part of the town water supply, decorated in the usual exuberance:

Artists Unknown, Photo by R de Heer

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