Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Holidays

Where did I go over the holidays. Firstly, camping in Croajingalong National Park, (Google Earth 37°46'42.81"S149°19'27.41"E). Point Hicks was Captain Cook's first sighting of the east coast of Australia in 1770. Camping with 3 12 year old boys is not for the faint hearted!

Next, bushwalking at Three Mile Dam. It was built by the Chinese in 1882 to provide water for gold sluicing. (35°53'17.72"S148°26'57.29"E)



Snowgums near 3 mile dam

Then bushwalking round the Bogong High Plains (36°55'42.80"S147°17'41.01"E ) and a cycling tour of the mountain huts.



Built in 1889 from snow gum slabs and woollybutt shingles, Wallace's hut is thought to be the oldest in the high plains.

And over to Mount Bogong (36°45'17.64"S147°19'55.30"E) to man the checkpoint for the Rooftop Run. The runners run through some of the remotest alpine country in 8 hours! Mt Bogong is Victoria's highest mountain.


Wildflowers near Mt. Nelse

And Lakes National Park (37°59'43.47"S147°39'9.19"E ) for a kayak trip. Watching black swans taking off is awesome.The complete photo set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/49912796@N00
/sets/72057594050512667/

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2 Comments:

Blogger Bill Kerr said...

thanks for sharing your holiday snaps tony

btw you can set up a shorter flickr URL by setting up an alias on flickr and using tags (as well as making the links actually link)
eg.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/billkerr/tags/snowflake/

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Tony Forster said...

Thanks Bill
That URL gave me hell. It was forcing the sidebar down to the bottom of the page. I thought some faulty html in my post was doing it and first I wasted time by stripping all the html out of the post. Finally I realised that it was just that the URL was too long so I forced it to plain text and put a line break in the middle. A more elegant solution would to have the link text as "here" or use a tinyurl but I was happy to have just fixed it

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 10:26:00 AM  

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