Driving through Stirling Range National Park, the scenery is amazing.

Winding gravel roads reveal changing forms as you crest rises and suddenly there are new cloud patterns and shapes as the mountains shift their contours from different angles and distances.

On this day, my wife and I stopped and trekked up one of the many vantage points to take in the view. From a distance we watched a sheet of rain come racing across the landscape and suddenly we realised that Gertie the Jeep was being pelted down in the carpark and there was no way for us to avoid it either. A rather rapid and undignified descent down a gravelly, rock and bush strewn path ensued. Needless to say, we got soaked.

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The viewpoint of this painting is from around the centre of the park.