|Double rainbow on Mahoney's Road, on the drive up to our starting point at Heathcote Junction. |
An auspicious sign, we hoped.
|Camping adjacent to The Source at Gil and Helen's, the night before starting the walk.|
Romola and Eliza. 7 of us sleeping in the big tent, Katrina snugly and sensibly in the one-man.
|Cheeky, who likes vegemite toast for breakfast.|
|Eliza. Shoes off!|
|Day One: our fearless expedition leader.|
|Day One: Aphra on stand-by while Katrina pulls out some Cumbungi for us to eat.|
The tender shoots coming out of the root section tasted a bit like radish.
|Day One: Romola collecting walking sticks for the walkers.|
Dave, David, Gil and the girls joined us for the first hour or so.
|Day One: lunch at BB's farm, among the cow pats. Merri Creek at photographer's back.|
Katrina, Rebecca, Michael and Ruth (providers of the ample and delicious sustenance).
|Night One: sleeping in the ring at Wallan Scout Hall.|
Rebecca, Katrina, Charlie (the Spoodle), Eliza and David (in the swag).
|Night One: Rebecca's new Gortex is not only rain and snow-proof, but multi-tasks as sleeping attire.|
|Day Two: morning tea hovering over the Merri on the bridge near Camoola.|
|Day Two: a lovely soft brown farm dog joined us to his property's edge.|
|Night Two: sleeping like sausages in Kate's shearing shed.|
|Dinner in the shearing shed... delicious lasagne and a salad to die for. Certainly was a high point.|
|Day Three: Eliza and Romola hunting for Easter eggs at Kate's.|
|Day Three: lunch by the creek on Greg's property, courtesy of our Day Three companion, Caroline.|
Much laughing on this day. Lovely rolls with prosciutto and cheese. Apples and chocolate.
'Free Loader' now at a carefree, jaunty angle
|Night Three: our accommodation at Lockerbie, with Aphra providing context. Thanks for having us Hannah!|
|Night Three: we slept in the Boardroom, but had a shower, two camp beds and the capacity to make a cup of tea.|
Caroline in the foreground, Aphra and Romy at the back. Rebecca in the shower. Dave ... busy.
|Day Six: Rebecca left her hat at home. Luckily, Dave's Greg Chappell hat was in the boot of the Subaru.|
|Day Seven: lunch in Clifton Hill, just past Rushall Station. The curry feast leftovers continue.|
How many people did you buy for Dave?
A large contingent today, and a lovely warm, slow, contemplative amble to The Confluence.
From left: Jacqui, Roseanne, Ilka, Rebecca, Eliza, Romy, Aphra.