12 October 2014

Dawn was special this morning. Having camped down the road and passed Paddy Castle early in the morning. Wanting to visit but previously just driven by I decided on a quick u-turn — it was still too early for dragonflies anyway! This is a rocky hill on the middle of the Grampians and from the top you are just above the trees with a magnificent view of the Victoria Valley. I arrived just as the sun climbed over the Serra Range and lit up the mist-veiled vista. I also experienced a really unusual event, possibly one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, a rainbow from the other side. As seen in this photo, the reflection in the misty water particles created a halo around my shadow (the spike in the centre).

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