This walk was done Sunday, 14th June, under a mixed blue and grey sky. We’d had the car out of the driveway for a firewood delivery so, since I had to get in the car anyhow, I suggested to Mr. R. that we pop up to the north side of town and walk a bit of the O’Keefe Rail Trail.  As the trail leaves the back of town, it joins an unsealed road for shared use.


We parked the car and set off, with me lugging the Nikon D3000. Here, on our right, we look past the vineyards to Mt. Ida. Our fire lookout tower is up there. Nearly went up there instead of going to see the Colbinabbin Silos that day.


Being Sunday, we encountered dog-walkers and cyclists, so we diverged on to a forest track, where I followed this little bird around in the forest litter. Continue reading

Birds, Wednesday Walk

Wednesday Walk


Last Sunday, we went for a drive to this pretty spot – Mount Ida Inlet, Lake Eppalock. I was hoping to photograph some pelicans.


I spotted this pair in Mount Ida Creek, one of the many tributaries into the lake. The O’Keefe Rail Trail is nearby, its bridge spans the flood lines of the creek.


(All images: Nikon D3000, cropped and edited in GIMP)


I’m looking forward to the day when the rail trail runs behind my place.  I’ll probably get a bike and cycle to this spot, with my camera, at least once. Maybe.


That’s Mount Ida in the background. You might be able to make out the rail trail bridge, made of metal, on the left, behind that cluster of leaning dead trees. That’s where the creek runs in.

Thanks for looking. Do have a great weekend.



Mount Ida Inlet, Lake Eppalock