Cradle Mt is not Tasmania’s tallest mountain but it is an icon. Located at the Northern end of the Cradle Mt Lake St Clair National Park, the dolerite peaks tower above Lake Dove (Lake St Clair is down the Southern end of the reserve, a five day trek which many walkers enjoy but which must be approached with good planning due to the very variable weather which may be experienced).
I enjoy painting our Tasmanian landscape, showing here the hard edged dolerite crags and the muted greens of the alpine vegetation. Typically there is cloud or mist encroaching from the west (right hand side) and often visitors are disappointed to find the mountain has “disappeared” . But this was a clear day so the majesty of “The Cradle” and Little Horn could be fully enjoyed.
Cradle Mt on a Clear Day, watercolour 2017, 36x26cm
Here is that mist that encroaches from the west.
A Whisper of Misty cloud (Cradle Mt), watercolour 2017, 18x13cm (approx)
….. and a hint of Autumn Colour from further along the walk.
A Hint of Autumn at Cradle Mt, watercolour 2017, 18x13cm (approx)