Wedding Cake Rock is an interesting rock in the Royal National Park that seems to attract people who think it is okay to jump a fence in order to stand on it, despite signs requesting to not jump the fence.
Wedding Cake Rock is expected to collapse at any point within the next nine years (at this point).
Whilst I was with Si at this rock, we saw a couple jump the fence. I warned them about it and one of them responded by saying that they were daredevils.
Normally I don’t have an issue with people wanting to go a bit further. I’ve wanted to jump the fence at Wedding Cake Rock myself, but considering that a number of people have been injured by it collapsing, with at least one of those people dying from the result of a collapse, I changed my mind.
There’s other risks I’d rather take.
After one of the two said that they were daredevils, I pointed out the risk and that if it did fall, there may not be enough time to get them to hospital alive.
Whilst on the walk a bit later, Si and I were discussing what happened. He told me that I should have left them be, pointing out that I’ve done dangerous stuff before.
I pointed out that the dangerous stuff I’ve done has had some form of safety and that had the rock collapsed, we wouldn’t still be on our bush walk as I would have had to do what I could as a first aid officer in order to keep them alive.
Wedding Cake Rock is a rather interesting rock due to its lack of colour, which has to do with weathering processes.
I like that in this photo you can make out the shape of Wedding Cake Rock despite the angle.
I also like that there’s a few different layers and textures.
To me the shot has the rock appearing as simple and understated.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy.