A MOUNTAINOUS YAAN

IMAGES OF DORRIGO

SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES

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MY COTTAGE IN RALEIGH.

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THE YAAN ON THE eBENCH.

I am having a day in pyjamas at home. I have been amongst people for days now and out and about in the world. Not today. I hear tell it was freezing cold this morning, just up the way. It wasn’t bad at all here in Raleigh.

The Dorrigo Mountain Road is the one which is developing as the theme for my week. I sit here on the Flats and I like sitting here on the flats. I don’t seem to be instinctually mountainous of disposition.  I like the mountains to be where they are – wrapped around my world on two sides with river and ocean on the third and wetlands and bush on the 4th. I like to hear tales of the Mountains and I like to wonder about them and watch the changes from my own sanctuary. I even enjoy studying concepts such as “ The Mountain Within “ .

However, the thing I like best is to sit very still here on the Flat Estuarine Country.

Thing is, my MOB lives way up past the Dorrigo Mountain so sometimes I find myself taking the Waterfall Way all the way to Armidale. Leaving Sanctuary and heading west. The short uphill mad drive to Dorrigo and then across the tablelands to the highest city in Australia. Its most likely that those trips have been good for me. Life is like that. Comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comfortable.

Pretty soon, the MOB is moving beyond some other Mountains. Guess I will have to climb them as well.

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PICKETT HILL FROM NORTH BEACH ON THE BELLINGER RIVER.

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MOUNTAINS.

 

 

LOOKING AT A MOUNTAIN.

So, why would I decide to go up the mountain. There would have to be either a reason to leave where I was or a reason to go to the top of the mountain or a combo of both.

 

THE CLIMB UP

DISCOVERIES ON THE MOUNTAIN

THE RETURN JOURNEY

10 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP : BACK TO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE MOUNTAINS

HILLS OR MOUNTAINS ON THE BOWRAVILLE ROAD

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Mountain vs Hill

Mountain and Hill are two words in the English language that are often used as interchangeable words. They are not so. There is of course a thin line of difference between the two words.

A hill is a small and a natural elevation of the earth’s surface. On the other hand a mountain is a very large and natural elevation of the earth’s surface rising more or less abruptly to the summit. This is the main difference between mountain and hill.

A mountain usually attains an altitude greater than that of a hill. Sometimes it attains an altitude of about 2000 feet. On the other hand a hill does not attain such a high altitude. It attains a normal height, usually not more than one-fourths of the height of a mountain.

Read more: http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-mountain-and-vs-hill/#ixzz1Ua5TiP18

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOUNTAINS AND HILLS

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What’s the difference between a hill and a mountain?

Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit. In the United Kingdom, a mountain must be over 600 meters (1969 feet) or over 300 meters (984 feet) if it’s an abrupt difference in the local topography. However, some hills can be called mountains and some mountains can be called hills – it’s just a matter of the original name given to the relief.

MOUNTAINS AROUND THE WORLD

 

BACK ON THE DORRIGO.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Friday 17 November 1939.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17637789

 

roads The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW  1842 - 1954), Friday 17 November 1939

THE SLOUGH OF DESPOND.

GRAFTON TO DORRIGO. (1913, April 26). Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915)
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62061733

DORRIGO 4 Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW  1889 - 1915), Saturday 26 April 19132

The Dorrigo Country. (1891, June 13). Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61238582

DORRIGO 3 Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW  1889 - 1915), Saturday 13 June 1891

 

  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61238582

READ ON

King James Bible
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.