An interlude in Victoria’s temperate rainforest.

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 been 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!!!

11 thoughts on “An interlude in Victoria’s temperate rainforest.

  1. sv-anui.com – We are passionate about sailing, having fun and enjoying life. Wade is our skipper, Chris is the photographer and writer. We live aboard our catamaran Anui, and share our cruising experiences through our photos, articles and journals.
    sv-anui.com says:

    Great photos Mick. I can understand you feeling a little weary! Such a long time away and I bet the return to Victoria is not that easy. Thinking of you.

  2. naughty nora – Hello, my friends, and welcome to my blog! In this space you will learn a whole lot about me (some might even say "TMI"!), my experiences with domestic discipline and submission, and read the occasional spanking story. I invite you to share in my journey. Like any journey, there have been ups and downs, but I am always looking forward to the next chapter. XOXO, nora
    naughty nora says:

    On the road again! Love the pics, Adventurer. Gorgeous photos of the forests.

      1. naughty nora – Hello, my friends, and welcome to my blog! In this space you will learn a whole lot about me (some might even say "TMI"!), my experiences with domestic discipline and submission, and read the occasional spanking story. I invite you to share in my journey. Like any journey, there have been ups and downs, but I am always looking forward to the next chapter. XOXO, nora
        naughty nora says:

        Be where your happy is, my friend!!! XOXO

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    Sandra Burns Art says:

    Fab photos! Especially the waterfalls. What a wonderful place. I think we only did the Great Ocean Road twice during our time in Melbourne. Beautiful Apollo Bay!

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