It was a bleak morning when we headed off for a day’s excursion, exploring some mountain ranges in Central Victoria.
The sky was overcast, and threatening rain clouds were approaching on the horizon.
I was visiting my brother Daryl, and jumped at the opportunity to do a day’s trekking into some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Victoria. I was assured that I would see some interesting rock formations and structures, as well as beautiful idyllic Australian scenery. I wasn’t disappointed, the last time I had a chance to lose myself in the great Australian mountains, was back in my army days, nights of camping under the stars, fast moving mountain streams and crisp, mist covered mountain ridges came to mind, endless beauty as far as the eye could see.
After approximately an hour we arrived at the base of the ranges we were going to explore, but first having to go through a couple of low lying farms, farms that had grazing lands at the base of the ranges.
The first climb appeared formidable, steep incline with boulders blanketing the climb; I realized I would need my old army training of endurance and perseverance, to see the days trekking through.
Without going into the exact details of the days excursion, we did reach the top of that range and a few others, it was well worth the effort, panoramic views in all directions, the closeness of the bush and a dark sky that hovered overhead, and a slight cold drizzle of mountain rain, evidence of fellow Deer and mountain fauna demonstrated the isolation and pristine untouched world around us. It had a very Spiritual sense to it all, a time of long ago when the Aboriginals lived their Dreamtime. The stone formations, evidence of a world long before the coming of the White man.
I was privileged to be shown this beautiful part of the country by my Brother Daryl, he is more of the Indiana Jones type.
Overall a beautiful excursion, the trip home entailed a crossing of a couple of flooded creeks, they were dry on the way up, but a little rain and Australian creeks can become raging torrents.
I leave you these pics of our excursion, not sure, but I think if you click on them, you get the full picture, they were taken on panoramic setting so you should be able to see all the detail.