Sunday, October 28, 2007

Head in the Clouds

I'm not sure I noticed much of where we walked today, I was busy talking, except to say that we followed windy ridges, and winding tracks through forests.


Montacute Heights to Cudlee Creek
Southern Guidebook, Maps 3.5-3.7


One of the nice country-gardens in the valley near Cudlee Creek

The change to daylight saving is always a good thing - bring on summer! However, when it coincides with a Sunday hike, maybe not such good timing? Getting up very early after being out last night... mmm... that extra hour of sleep would have been nice...

Yesterday it was 30+ degrees, but with a late change today was cool, overcast and very very windy. Ideal for walking along ridges? Mmm, no. But then we soon descended into a valley, and the rest of the day was fairly sheltered, although the wind occasionally blew strong to remind us of it's presence.

It was the last walk of the hiking season, the Fire Danger Season having been brought forward this year.



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Stats:
  • Distance: 16.5km
  • Start time: 9.57am
  • End time: 2.30pm
  • Moving duration: 3h 22m
  • Stationary duration: 1h 08m
  • Moving average: 4.9km/h
  • Overall average: 3.6km/h

1 comment:

vicki and andrew cox said...

jeremy,
we walked this section a a catch-up today and referred to your blog prior. found it useful.
We managed to do it in the same time as you did.
the photos look familiar.
we came across a couple of guys near the sixth creek sign with fly fishing rods who were off to catch some trout.
we also cane across a couple of emus strolling along the trail, but basically had the trail to ourselves, without the lilting tones of a certain walk leader attempting to sing John denver songs.
Enjoy reading your blogs. on the homeward stretch - good luck!!!