Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday saunter along the Hard Hills Track...and back again

Right, now....where was I ...?
Oh, some piccys from the walk from Dunolly to Goldsborough and back, 14 kms round trip on a pleasant Sunday through some great bushland along the Hard Hills Track.
Sans Joe Blakes.
Thank Gawd!

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Well signposted...
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With plenty to see...
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Meandering path leading the curious ever onward...
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...through verdant grasslands...
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...creaking trees...
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...across a creek bed that was flooding the town only 6 months back...
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...past a house I had previously photographed from a distance...
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The Baillieus are not receiving guests today...

...and dams mirroring the beautiful surrounds...
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... the Dunolly Historic Cemetery where the gates are just for show...
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...where holes and mullock heaps were many in number...
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...where the controlled burn offs had happened...
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...where some areas are so luna-scaped from mining barely anything grows...
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...also found a squillion Bull ants nests...if you ever have need to stake someone out on one at sunset...*ahem*..
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Is this your bumper...?
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It's bucolic, just enjoy it, damnit.
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Have yet to eyeball Mataranka...
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...but there's plenty of signs pointing to it!
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You must take notice of the signs!
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It's a tree.
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And anotheree.
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Follow the signs and not your nose.
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Cross the tracks with care!
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Yay, we got there!
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Yes, that really is the Goldsborough Railway Station.
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A wider shot...
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Click on HERE, scroll down and read about the disappearence of the railway station due to gold.

Throughout the whole walk we were treated to delightful birdsong form many different feathered critters while Feral teen spied his first Echidna in the wild (it's not the Echidna love-train season, so he didn't get to play David Attenborough In the Wild *snort*)

2 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Magical. And I am not a fan of snakes either. Echidnas on the other hand ... And they look so comical as they amble through the leaf litter.

River said...

That's a lovely walk, Jayne. I don't know if I can still walk 14kms in one go. Maybe if I was just ambling along...able to take my time.
I like the pictures of the fallen dead tree and the railroad tracks.
Glad there were no snakes.

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