Above the Clouds. Paragliders Soaring in the Blue Sky.

Above the Clouds. Paragliders Soaring in the Blue Sky.

Made this shot yesterday at North Brother mountain on the way back home after camping at Diamond Head. There were about 15 paragliders in the sky at the same time flying over Laurieton.

There are two versions of why the mountains in Dooragan National Park are named “brothers”. The first one leads to Captain James Cook who passed the area on 12 May 1770 and named three mountains as “Three Brothers”. Also local aboriginal people tell a dreamtime legend of three brothers of the Birpai tribe who met their fate at the hands of the witch called Widjirriejuggi and were buried where each of the Three Brothers Mountains stand. The youngest of the three was Dooragan, for whom the park is named.
Amazing coincidence!

On a clear day the view from North Brother Lookout is really beautiful. It is one of Australia’s most impressive coastal panoramas. It is 5km up on the Captain Cook Bicentenary Road. Head west along Kew Rd then take the signposted turnoff on the left and follow the winding road to the summit.

Ilya Genkin is a Sydney, Australia photographer whose subjects include the Pacific coast, Australian outback and deserts, rainforests, lakes and rivers, urban landscapes, night photography, and more.
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