There’s something very soothing and peaceful being high up on a mountain overlooking the rolling countryside. This photo was taken from Mount Buffalo in north-east Victoria. We were looking down to the towns of Bright and Porepunkah.
These magnificent old trees have such interesting trunks. The trunks on the trees in this photo were lying parallel to the ground. Although these trees are native to New South Wales and Queensland they grow really well in Victoria. I’ve also seen them on Norfolk Island. They are amazing.
Here are two more photos I took at Steavenson’s Falls at Marysville. I have to say I was really inspired by this challenge. When I read about it I went through my photos but couldn’t find any I could use. I went out and looked for opportunities and found so many.
Steavenson’s Falls, Marysville. This is a small waterfall beside the carpark. Normally there’s no water coming down from the mountain at this point but as we near the end of the snow season, there is a lot of water.
The volunteer-run rail trail runs from Walhalla to Thomson (and eventually it is hoped to run to the town of Erica). Volunteers have raised money to rebuild and keep the trains running. It’s a shortish journey but goes through some spectacular bushland. In some parts you are only centimetres from the rocks as the train flys past.
In particular I loved the two bridges we crossed.
One of the volunteers giving the go-ahead for the train to start it’s journey to Thomson.