Went for a walk

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Re: Went for a walk

Postby whitehillbillies » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:19 am

Black Swamp Wallaby in these parts are a lot darker than that one, almost black.

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Re: Went for a walk

Postby YunLung » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:39 am

Hiawatha wrote:At dusk on the first night two very lost , lightly dressed and scared young picnickers saw our fire and asked if we could help them find their way out of the bush . We had walked for 15 km through thick bush to the campsite but there were several road access points . They could not remember which one they used and were completely disorientated.
Poor things must have seen 'Wolf Creek ' and would not stay the night no matter how much we warned them of the freezing temperatures forecast .
We gave them a torch , food ,map, water and an emergency survival blanket and guided them to the track they needed . Next morning after we had reached the top of the next mountain and had phone coverage we received an sms to say they had reached their car after a staggering three hours walking through the cold and dark .
Just goes to show how quickly things can turn to poo .


This country is beautiful , but deadly as well .



Reading this while sitting in a air conditioned office in Northern Germany, where the most dangerous thing is the decision between using a traffic light or not for crossing a street, makes me feel small and lost and unimportant.

Always dreamt of travelling to Australia for a longer time than the 2x two weeks that I spent in the town of Sydney for working.


I love stories like these, thank god it went well for everyone.


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Re: Went for a walk

Postby Hiawatha » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:52 am

Yes Christian , they were certainly lucky young people . Sorry for the delay in replying I have been at our farm since Friday . The approaches to it were flooded and it took an extra 40 minutes odd to detour around Billy Creek that had burst its banks .
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Re: Went for a walk

Postby Hiawatha » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:09 am

Another walk , this time in the Victorian High Country , laughable by some standards but still a reasonable 1800 / 1900 metres above sea level and our only real snowfield when the Winter is cold enough . I would imagine that most from the Northern Hemisphere would raise an eyebrow at driving for seven hours at 100 kmh just to get a chance to ski .
No snow at this time of year though , we walked for three days staying in Cattlemen's huts and tents ,

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Saw Eastern brown Snakes mating [ the deadliest species in Victoria ] ,

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Passed gold mines burnt out during the Black Saturday bush fires , tractors never seem to be far away ,

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and walked across the most picturesque and unspoiled terrain .

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Re: Went for a walk

Postby Moose » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:09 pm

Hiawatha wrote: I would imagine that most from the Northern Hemisphere would raise an eyebrow at driving for seven hours at 100 kmh just to get a chance to ski .


In eastern North America, that kind of drive is normal. My only local(reasonably high) ski hill is a 3 hour drive. We drove over 9 hours earlier this month to ski in Quebec, the peak is only 875 metres. Where we were, Mont Tremblant, we spoke to some Americans who had driven 16 hours to get there. The Americans like it because, for them, it is like a trip to Europe. BTW, nice photos.
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Re: Went for a walk

Postby Grunt » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:12 pm

If I drove for 7 hours in any one direction I’d be water skiing.
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Re: Went for a walk

Postby White Wolf » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:34 am

:o you've become quite a snake charmer Hiawatha, not exactly a hobby that I'd choose.
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Re: Went for a walk

Postby pcp20us » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:29 am

Those huts in the high country. Reminds me when i worked in the snow at Falls creek. Hanging out in those huts was timeless
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