I do get easily confused. I’d read about the Viewing Rock on McIvor Range, which gives an elevated view across Heathcote. I’m not sure what I was thinking, but I had a vision in my mind it was enormous.
After half a day of walking, I eagerly tracked it down and was confronted with something way smaller than I’d imagined. Oh well, here it is and although a bit underwhelming, it was a nice place to watch a sunset from.
Yeah, I think we've all been "tricked" into having high expectations about a walk due to the name! 🙂 Sometimes it can have the opposite effect though. There's a place called "The Best of All Lookouts" in Springbrook National Park, Queensland. I've passed the sign to the turn off a few times and thought it must only lead to disappointment given such a claim! I had visions of trees obscuring the view. One day I decided to risk it though and it was pretty spectacular! Most often though the names are a little misleading. The Pyramids at Girraween are not really like Pyramids…more like large domes. I would have been like you and expected something like a large rocky platform. It's still an attractive view though with some blue sky and pretty clouds. That rock kind of looks like a throne or maybe a bed? Maybe not so comfortable for King Fiasco though. 🙂
At least there is no trees blocking the view as I have often found on so called lookout points in my neck of the woods. I like the look of the spot and if it is facing west then defiantly a location for sunset photos, I really should have explored the west more when I lived there.
Without doubt, anything called the 'best of all lookouts' will be shithouse 🙂 I might be a bit harsh on this viewing rock, as there is a notch in it where one can sit and sort of be comfortable. As comfortable as a rock can be though!
I think you're right regarding the trees. Along the ridge there are a number of other similar sized rocks, but have trees in the way, so obviously they don't qualify as viewing rocks! It is a good sunset view though, although hanging around until the sun went down led to a dodgy descent in minimal light. Always a risk 🙂