The Cascades in Pemberton

The Cascades in Pemberton

The Cascades in Pemberton and Beedelup Falls

 

Due to the Western Australian Gravity Enduro Race (WAGE), I found myself having two days in Pemberton spent between mountain biking and photographing. The weather was not with me and it rained during the two days I was there! However, I had a great time and it was great to be able to revisit a few places such as the Cascades in Pemberton, that I had explored last year. In addition, the water level was definitely lower in the rivers, which meant I had the possibility to wear my gumboots and stand in the water with my faithful tripod. After a quick ride on Saturday and a great lunch at Jonezy’s Place, I headed to Beedelup Falls which is a 15 min drive from Pemberton.¬†When I arrived there, the rain had stopped and I quickly wandered until I reached the river bed. However, I don’t think I came up with a great composition. Even though the sky was very overcast, I did not manage to get any great light (very hard early afternoon), so I tried to incorporate the three tree trunks which were laying in the river bed.

After spending about an hour there, it started raining so much that I had to pack up. That’s when I decided to check in at the motel and drive to The Cascades. It was the same conditions as earlier and my lens started fogging up. So, I packed up again and headed back to the motel to call it a day. In the morning, I headed back to the Cascades in Pemberton and managed to get a few shots before the heavy rain returned. I am disappointed on my composition again. Lack of time between the showers did not help so I finished my visit to the Cascades by walking the trail before heading back to check out. I had to be at the Pemberton Swimming Pool, the race village in less than one hour! If you wonder how the race went, well, I only had a go at Bloody Mary before the organisers realised there was an issue with the timing. Overall, I had never rode my bike on Bloody Mary before that weekend and I had no idea how “steep” it could get and of course, slippery due to the recent heavy rains. I did not do well and ended up walking a lot of the steep berms. However I had a great time on Relentless Blue and realised that there are many things that I could do quite easy in the bike park! I will definitely be back! What about you, have you visited the Cascades in Pemberton?

Read more of my adventures on this page.

The Cascades in PembertonBeedelup Falls in Pemberton

Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

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