Friends and followers its a while since I last posted. At that time I foreshadowed further tales of my forebears pioneering times in Western Australia
But the truth is that 8 months of travel on a motorbike much of it sleeping in a tent left me tired and a case of still itchy feet complicated my enthusiasm to write
The only remedy was getting back out into nature.
To the east of Melbourne the Grand Ridge Road is a winding 132 km ride across the the Strzelecki Ranges and a mix of sealed and unsealed road.
The road runs through rich farming land, old growth temperate rain forest and sadly, old forests that have been destroyed by clear felling.
At the eastern end, the road winds down into Yarram through the Tarra Bulga National Park
Here are some views of this beautiful forest.
Coming down of the mountains the forest is dryer and the wild flowers abound.
To the West of Melbourne is the Great Ocean Road and the Otway Ranges – a favourite haunt I have written of often.
But even on a day trip to a well known area there are new places to find and the waterfalls were at their best after the spring rains
The swimming hole at She oak falls was too inviting to resist
Unfortunately I got to Stevenson Falls late in the day and as it was too late for a dip on a day trip
But I had enjoyed my time having a beer and a swim at Wye River.
A stop off at the beautiful harbour at the coastal village of Apollo Bay
The perfect end to any day trip is of course- A beautiful sunset.
Now I’ve had a little interlude, a couple of day trips and the batteries are starting to feel recharged I will get back to my families pioneering tale. After you are warned at the start of my blog it is a discontinuous narrative!!!