Having cancelled the walk once, although it was raining in Benalla, we decided to take the bull by the horns and take the plunge so to speak. It does come in handy having family living near the proposed walk!! We travelled to the Boosey Creek, just south of Katamatite where the five starters took to the track, and a very enjoyable and happy walk followed. The creek is quite dry, as the northern part of the state is suffering from dry conditions, the crops do look in great need of rain, they were very undeveloped for this time of the year. However, as there is nothing we could do to help there we all enjoyed the wonderful variety of eucalypts we passed, but perhaps even more the beauty of some of the fallen timber. The patterns on some of the large logs were just so beautiful, if only the trees and logs could talk, what stories they would tell. The calmness and beauty of the place we all felt. In the dry creek bed we found fresh water mussel shells, and we have yet to identify a shrub which grew abundantly, obviously not a tasty morsel for the kangaroos. Long sharp twigs or are they leaves? Time will tell, we are working on that one. In fact, a lovely walk, with a very interesting display of derelict farm machinery going back nearly 100 years. We travelled home via the Silo Art on the on the wheat storage silos, and visited Sophia in the Uniting Church in Goorambat, a very worthwhile detour to be recommended.
Thank you all for making it such a happy day.
Mid-Week Walk - Wednesday September 12
We will walk Logger’s Lane circuit in the Warby Ranges. We start from Ryan’s Lookout and cross the Devenish - Wangaratta road and turn left for good views to the North East. There are some climbs, but not too hard. The return road is down a bike track. I don’t think this walk is used much, but it is very attractive. Please ring Vaughan on 5762 1980. We leave Barkly Street car park at 9am.