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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Walking in our area

Back again and this time doing the walking around our area......I have lived in this town for more than 8 years and we had never been to this reserve

keeping plenty of trees and plants growing here

and good walking path 

looking over to the lake where birds enjoy year round 

Enjoy the read of the signs I photoed.....Paul actually worked at this hospital many years ago   

huge tree which has been recently trimmed 

some of those eastern water hens I like to call Pukeko as they look the same ☺

crossing the Gully 



Looking into the history signed area 

Aboriginal clan 


The steam trains relied on the water from the reservoir to be able to run back to Melbourne 

Some of these signs are a bit hard to read but I did my best and more for us to learn more of the history in our area 



In 1990 322 residence petitioned the city council to preserve this reserve as a natural park 

looking back over the lake 

many more new plants 


walking back on the other side and it was a lovely day for a walk 

more birds 


if you can't read the last sign this is a cast iron valve which was used to siphon water for the steam train.....there were many under/in/on and linked by a pipe and sent down hill to the station.....no wonder I love this town and steam ♥♥

a bird hide where you can look through the windows quietly 





back across another bridge 


plenty of happy Pukeko's 
A good walk on a nice day and will go back again as only covered about half of this place.........

and yesterday on our usual walk to the post office thought it is a while since I shared pics of this short walk down the hill and along this path......where the trees are all losing their leaves and changing colours

past the local swimming pool which is only open in the summer months ☺

and that cafe we often have coffee at has a wonderful mural wall

and back to crocheting last night with Dr Who lol 
well that is it for now xoxoxo

3 comments:

  1. Another fun time seeing the places you visit.. it's like we're walking behind you. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Just now catching up with your posts after I have been glamping for a week deep in a forrest east of Mt. Hood. Thanks for sharing more views of your area. I like to take photos of exhibit signs, too. I can't cram so much into my memory and am glad to be able to reread the signs by enlarging them on my computer screen. 🤗😘

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