Monday, May 4, 2009

I've been through the trivial desert on a history horse with no name May 4

Went for a wander yesterday with Feral Beast and took many happy snaps to entertain you, dear readers.
This is Scotchman's Creek but we only managed to get as far as Mt Waverley due to starting out too late in the day. Some time this week we plan to fortify ourselves with plenty of door-stop sangas, a backpack, a bottle of water and then start out just after sunrise.....
Do the usual and click on them for a larger image.

 See, even on a sunny Autumn Sunday arvo I'm still thinking of you.


The roaring waves of Scotchman's Creek strike fear into the Beaumaris Ripple Riders.

Today is the day for confusing the heck out of the fairies so they can't get up to any mischief.

 
For want of another 10 or 12 feet of water we could all be paddling down Scotchman's Creek in straw boaters and parasols...


1772 French explorer by the moniker of Marion du Fresne pitched up in The Bay of Islands in NZ, only to be done a nasty mischief by the Maori barely a month later.
His death resulted in 250 Maori being killed in retaliation and the French deciding The Land of The Long White Cloud was a weeeeeee bit too dangerous to colonise...so they gave it up as a bad joke.
 
Having mastered the art of filleting marine victims fish, the evil Jayne turned her thoughts to game birds....


1826 Matthew Brady was so severely misunderstood by the authorities they thought he was deadly serious when he took up the bushranging caper, what with stealing and shooting at people.
So they hung him from the neck until he stopped kicking and gurgling on this day.

 
Man's pissy attempt to tame Nature.

1877 Rather than see the footy teams turn into a pack of nonces who drank too much, imbibed of illicit substances and suffered from Shaggers' Back, the Victorian Football Association was created to look after Aussie Rules Football.
Ahuh.

 
One man's wetlands is another man's retarding basin which is double-speak for
"Can't stop water from reforming the swamps that were originally here so let's whack a new name on it and get a vote from a frog or three"....

1932 Wage cuts to tram workers lead to the bitter Christchurch Tramways Strike, which lasted 16 days, resulting in many injuries and arrests.
(Is this a good 'un, Lisa?)

 
Virgin rock wall!
The resident Bunyip (oh, yes, he does exist!) has seen off any turd-tosser taggers with spray cans.

1981 Phone chats between Chas and Di were supposedly taped as a hoax.
We all know Chas only had The Stables Camilla on speed dial.

 Yes, pretty, blissful and peaceful Scotchman's Creek...with a gazillion joggers, dog walkers, cyclists and a strange woman trotting about with a camera.

10 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"For want of another 10 or 12 feet of water we could all be paddling down Scotchman's Creek in straw boaters and parasols..."

You'd be better off using boats. Unless you're Winnie the Pooh parasols tend to sink when you sit in 'em.

ELIZABETH said...

a strange woman trotting about with a camera.......were you wearing your "Elizabeth makes me do it" button?

I do so love photos and was hard pressed not to race ahead and not read the carefully thought out captions. ;-)

Timespanner said...

"1932 Wage cuts to tram workers lead to the bitter Christchurch Tramways Strike, which lasted 16 days, resulting in many injuries and arrests.
(Is this a good 'un, Lisa?)"

Looks like it, Jayne. I'll have a look at the newspapers next time I'm in the library for that one.

anonymum said...

These pics made me quite homesick for Vic I have to say.
Can't count the times the girls and I did just this...wandered along the side of creeks, taking pics, and of course the day was never complete for them unless we took 97 Vegemite sandwiches! Just as well I like the stuff too huh?

Jayne said...

I knew you would probably pick that up but I was too tired to care last night, Brian lol.
Oh, and I'll send a memo to Pooh-bear in case he has designs on that creek :P

LOL No, but I can make sure I'm wearing it next time, Elizabeth ;)
Thanks :)

Thanks, Lisa, only found a couple of references on-line and that's usually indicated something slightly wrong with the date/event/thing/ actually existing.

Thanks, Mo :)
It's a great time waster, to wander along a creek and of course Vegemite sangas are a must! ;)

Andrew said...

Pretty piccies Jayne.

Jayne said...

Thank you, Andrew, it's a (surprisingly) very pretty walk.

jeanie said...

You know, the term "Scotchman" has caused much outrage up near this neck of the woods.

And for those who can get past the liquid connotations of the moniker then the problem is the promotion of bushrangers as cultural icons - I kid you not, a recent historical festival committee imploded over such matters.

Very nice.

Jayne said...

Crikey Jeanie!
Sounds like you've been 'enjoying' a regular fireworks show!

River said...

This post reminds me of this old song:-
"I love to go a-wandering, along the mountain track........my knapsack on my back"

The Happy Wanderer. Sung by ?
In the year ?
My sister used to love this song and drove me nuts singing it.

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