Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bay Trail, Part 5 - Rye to Collins Settlement and return.

Winter in Melbourne can be very cold and wet. Fortunately the sun was shining brightly and the sky was blue but the wind was bitterly cold! We met at Rye and then drove a short distance and parked at nearby the Limeburner.


After visiting the LImeburner, we walked along the trail next to the sea wall the protects the cliffs from being eroded by the sea. 

Resting in the sunlight

Morning tea was enjoyed in the bright sunlight as we looked out over the sparkling waters of 
Port Philip Bay.

An archway of trees!

The trail was a bit difficult to follow in places as sign posts and marker were missing in places. Other wise the walk was enjoyable with a variety of vegetation, beach walking and places of historical interest.

On the Bay!

Another great walk!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Six months of walking....January!

Time flies when you are having fun!

The year started with our traditional visit to the Victorian Alps during Summer. Staying for a week at Dinner Plain, we spent our days exploring the surrounding trails and nearby hills. 

We got a bit a wet walking along the Brabralung Trail from Mount Hotham to Dinner Plain.

Living on the edge: Precipice Plain

The Montane Trail around Dinner Plain took us to the edge of Precipice Plain.

In the cloud on Mount Hotham

Three of us trekked up Mount Hotham to find the clouds!

Gold diggings in Omeo

It rained so much one day, we drove down the hill to Omeo!

But we still managed to get wet! 

And then we found the pub!

The Golden Age of Omeo

Back up the hill, we wandered around the Big Spur!

Which way?

Its amazing what you can find in the bush!

Anybody home?

A visit to Mount Hotham is not complete without a wander along the Razorback and a stroll to the top of Mount Feathertop!

Just resting!

The weather cleared just for us! 

Just posing!

We enjoyed spectacular views!

Mount Feathertop

And an awesome sunset!

Relaxing with a view

Such a rewarding walk.

Sunset over Feathertop

The morning was so very peaceful.

Morning view of Mount Feathertop

Insects were busy with their morning forage on the abundant wildflowers.

Sunrise on daisies

 This year's Annual High Country Art Exhibition was full of fun and frivolity thanks to our special guest master of ceremonies who came all the way from Holland!

The John Wakefield

All too soon our High Country summer sojourn drew to a close. We were treated to the most spectacular closing ceremony on our last night.

Sunset over Dinner Plain


Already looking forward to our next High Country adventure!

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