I have written about this wonderful series of pools and waterfalls previously, but today was such a summery day, I could not resist going there. Of course I took some images while I was there.Despite some decent rains recently, the Barrengarry Creek (previously known as Wallagunda Creek) there is a very light flow in the Creek. This actually made it easy for me to walk around on the rock shelves, and investigate the details of the mini-pools and rock crevices.This pool, known to locals as "The Grotto" (one of many such features which carry this name I would have to say).
Although located along the Belmore Falls Road (not close to the real Belmore Falls) this series of pools and mini-waterfalls is within a State Forest area. It is located just off a fire trail. There are no signs - just follow your ears. The sound of even a small waterfall always carries some distance through the bush.I love the fact that one can walk close to this pool. In this regard it is structurally different from most other falls, which drop into a pool below the falls. "Nellie's Glen" at Carrington Falls is such a case.
Here there is a flat rock shelf immediately below the falls. Obviously in a relatively short period of geological time (maybe one million years) this will have its own pool. It is wonderful standing there just out of the splash zone (old blokes like me, anyway, but kids behave differently, as you can imagine). The sounds of the splashing water can be quite overwhelming, but quite meditative.
About 100 metres down stream from the Grotto there is a lovely quiet pool, where clearly the locals go fishing and yabbying,I have previously seen Azure Kingfishers here - and as I am ever the optimist, I expect to see them every time I go there. Today I was not so lucky.
But I always enjoy visiting this lovely place.