The day started with a
photo shoot of the group and the presentation of Fairy wings to
Jordie(to be worn for the day) for being the last one out for the photo.
Michael was in the elf hat – having received the most
fines the previous day.
Leaving at around 9.15am, we headed along Station track
and went right onto Cynthia Range track and then Eagle Vale Track. We
passed Wombat range track which cost me a dollar for having a track
named after me, somewhat lame fine that.
The road was quite rocky and steep.
We came down into the Wonangatta Valley where we drove
over the river (some decided to cross using the suspension bridge) and
stopped for morning tea.
Then we drove along the valley which had quite a few
cattle farms, over monkey creek, then turned up Billy Goat Bluff Track.
Appropriately named with it being steep, rocky and shaley.
A spectacular journey along this track, to our lunch stop at the
Pinnacles. The walk up to the firetower at the Pinnacles gave us
fantastic views over the valley.
We headed back down Billy Goat Bluff and along Wonangatta
Road to the Kingswell Bridge. Here we opted for the water crossing
instead of the bridge and took a photo shoot of the cars in the water.
Then the procession headed up Shortcut Road to the
highway, and then into Dargo for an Ice-cream and Fuel.
Then we headed back to camp via Collingwood Spur.
Arriving at around 6.00pm a total of 116kms for the day.
On the way in to camp we overheard Brian, Glen, Scott and
Stephen on the
radio, who had sorted Brian's vehicle and were rejoining the group
A great day with fantastic views.
Igor and Sasha had to leave, so being the nominated group photographer,
set up for a group photo before he left
Morning tea at Eaglevale
Brew is on, Mark's ready for a chat
Some took the walk bridge across
Adam, Jordy and Matt - Jordy complete with wings - never be late for
the Sergeant at Arms!!
Billy Goat Bluff track ahead
Mark and Trudee get a quick snap
And of Billy Goat ahead
A little shaly in places
Lovely views though
Craig takes the walk up to the tower at The Pinnacles
Michael (note the Elf's hat for the most fines on the previous day),
Stephanie and Peter take in the views
The view back down to the buildings from the tower
On the way back down
A particularly shitty section (worse going up it)
Craig gets his camera out
Daz coming down
A photo on the track
Craig gets a shot of the ridgeline
The reverse view as everyone moves off down the track
Some of the flora along the way
Darren coming across the river
Kelly Ted and John
Ted comes across, John lines up
Matty enters the Wonnangatta River
Until we stopped for a photo - that'll be water coming in the door!!
But we're not moving!
Photo shoot happening from the bridge - the convoy in the river
View from the Kingswell Bridge
Some lovely bush views
In to Dargo for refuel - the pub
The General Store
Pete, John and Ted take a breather while we regroup outside Dargo
A drowning elf?, no, it's Bob with his Elf's hat (presented daily for
receiving the highest number of fines the previous day) - not to be
removed under any circumstance!