Views of the Neighborhood – The Sailmaster Waterfall

We are glad you can join us today. We are going to return to the Hurst Creek/Hamilton Greenbelt again. We are walking to the Sailmaster Waterfall which I have never seen. Have water? Okay let’s go

Views of the Neighborhood

Here is the entrance.

The wildflowers in June along the way are spectacular.

This a restful little waterfall where I could imagine taking a break and enjoying the sound of the babble of the creek as it cascades over the rocks.

There’s a signpost up ahead. Welcome to the Sailmaster Waterfall zone.

Hurst Creek runs slowly to meet a spillway. These waterlilies had tons of closed yellow blossems waiting for the sun.

You can see the spillway at the right in the background. The waterlilies were to the right of the spillway.

One section of the falls

The same section from a tree framed viewpoint

The Producer took this shot of the falls from a lower viewpoint.

The same viewpoint only closer.

On the way back, we came across a doe.

And two mallard ducks not stopping their grooming.

I hope you enjoyed the View today. Have a great week.

62 comments

  1. Lovely scenery. I love the doe.

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  2. Great pictures of some lovely places, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Another incredible journey! Folks in your neighborhood will soon discover they have a writer in their midst. Someone will stumble upon your “Views of the Neighborhood” and want to meet the person/s behind the camera and the words. You and the producer contribute so much to the community, John. Beautiful! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I think being a writer is the best way to remain anonymous. 😀

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    What a beautiful spot and great pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😊

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  5. You have a nice neighbourhood. So natural.

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    1. Thank you, Florence. 😊

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  6. Are the falls man-made? Everything looks geometrically perfect.

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    1. The spillway is manmade. the falls are natural.

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  7. What a beautiful place, John. I love the wildflowers!

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    1. They were spectacular yesterday on the walk. Thanks, Jill

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  8. If I envy anything about Austin, it’s the wonderful natural resources that are there. We flatlanders/coastal dwellers don’t get waterfalls until the freeways flood and start dumping water over the side. The parks, trails, and greenbelts in Austin are just wonderful.

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    1. I agree. The topography is amazing. There are little creeks and falls everywhere. Thanks, Linda.

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  9. That looks like a delightful little hike, John the waterfall is beautiful. I imagine the wildlife enjoys the water and the protected nature of the setting. Thanks for bringing us along.

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    1. I’m surprised more deer aren’t taking advantage of the protected space. I guess they love the excitement of living among the houses. Thanks, Dan.

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      1. The park is generic food, John. You planted gourmet items. Your yard is the Whole Foods for deer.

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      2. Ha haha. I think that is the right answer.😀

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  10. Looks like a great place to get some relaxation.

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    1. It is that. Thanks, Charles.

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  11. That’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I can see myself lugging my ipad there and hacking out a chapter beside the falls.

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  13. How wonderfully relaxing it would be to sit there all day! 🙂
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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  14. Looks like a great place to relax or to gather thoughts for that next book, John. It seems very quiet, too. Even better.

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  15. Beautiful, John! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  16. Great photos and great neighborhood!

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    1. Thank you, Ron

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  17. These are beautiful photographs, John. A lovely place.

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    1. Very peaceful too. Thanks, Robbie

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  18. Beautiful, John! So your knee is doing better now? That’s great 🙂

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    1. I actually broke my kneecap (same leg as surgery) and am in an immobilizer. I can do anything since my knee can’t move. I just hop along. Thanks, Jacquie.

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      1. Ouch! Do they steel plate that, John, or leave it to mend on its own?

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      2. It gets immobalized and then heals on its own (hopefully) If not on its own then they have to go in and wire it together. (Yowzaa)

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  19. This looks like the perfect spot to engage in some meditative repose.

    Beautiful gallery of nature in its finest garb, John.

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    1. Yes, it is on both on both observations, Marc

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      1. You give the best tours.

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      2. Thank you, Marc. 😊

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  20. You chose a great spot! Thanks for taking us on this walk, John.

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Linda.

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  21. What a fabulous place to meander through. Is this walking distance from your home?
    I swear, if it is, I would be there daily.

    Wonderful tour. Thank you, John.

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    1. It is but in my current condition I have to take the car. (Broken kneecap)

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      1. Didn’t you get a new one? 😉
        But totally understandable to drive there!

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      2. I did get a new knee and then broke the same knee cap four weeks a go. 🤓

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      3. Are you kidding me? What the hell did you do? I’da thought those things were. Bionic, as in, unbreakable!

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      4. Not really. The knee cap was my old one. I overstepped some bushes and stress fractured the cap. It was a vertical break into two pieces. Surgeon said he never saw one like that before. I told him I was glad to supply new knowledge. 😄

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      5. Well obviously not, unless you’re Thor!
        That must have hurt?
        And way to go on the silver lining aspect…😁

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      6. Yeah it did hurt. Not enough to do any drugs though.

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      7. Well that’s good. Not that you couldn’t have a little libation, just because 😉

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  22. Beautiful and serene, John. Terrific photos.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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  23. Cheers to having an oasis close to home.

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    1. Yes it is close. Thanks, Frank

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  24. Beautiful pictures, John!! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you, Marlena

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  25. What a lovely stroll through the wilderness.
    Thanks, John.

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    1. It was a pleasent time, Hook.

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  26. I could just curl up with a book by the falls and be happy – provided there are no snakes around.

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    1. Just a few rattlesnakes but they are napping in the sun.

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  27. Great sceneries! In my countries there are a lot of waterfalls too. They’re high and the waterflows are heavy. If you’re into waterfalls, you should check my post about Segerincing Waterfall here:

    https://pandabearjourney.wordpress.com/2019/06/14/merangin-series-beneath-the-rainbow-on-segerincing-waterfall/

    There is rainbow too!
    Greetings from Indonesia 🙂

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    1. Thank you. MasyaAllah. Lovely post.

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