A Track Winding Back But No Old Fashioned Shack


Hobart, Australia

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Bush walking track on the return section of the Fluted Cape Day Walk in the South Bruny National Park.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot.

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I thought this section of the track through the tall timbers reminded me of a Frederick McCubbin painting so I added the tonal mapping effect in PSE 9.

I can enthusiastically recommend this walk and the following information is from Discover Tasmania – 60 great short walks:

This is a day trip simply full of history, wildlife and spectacular scenery, however if you have the opportunity to stay overnight, then please do as there is so much to see and do in this area.

Located within the South Bruny National Park, the Fluted Cape walk departs from Grass Point and provides trampers with a circuit route offering truly impressive cliff and ocean views.

The first half of the walk follows the picturesque coastline around Adventure Bay to Grass Point. Grass Point is an open grassland area where you can view the structural remains of the whaling industry. After this, the track climbs steeply until the summit of Fluted Cape, where you can enjoy truly spectacular views towards the distant Tasman Peninsula.

Keep an eye out on the track for the famous Adventure Bay white wallabies!

The walk is approximately 10.8km’s return and walkers should allow at least 5 hours return for this trip.

Graded as a Level 3 walk, this means that only those proficient in bush walking and with a moderate level of fitness should consider hiking over this track. You can expect Level 3 walks to be steep in sections and have a rough surface and perhaps many steps. Sections of track can be slippery when wet.

Walkers should ensure they have sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, clothes to suit the weather, raincoat, woollen jumper plus snack food and drink.

Due to hazardous cliffs along this track it is highly recommended that children be supervised at all times.

(I should add that it can be dangerous on the cliffs in high winds)

“The Road to Gundagai”


Jock O’Hagen

“There’s a track winding back to an old fashioned shack
Along the road to Gundagai
Where the blue gums are growing, the Murrumbidgee’s flowing
Beneath that sunny sky
Where my Mummy and Daddy are waiting for me
Where the pals of my childhood are waiting for me
So no more will I roam till I’m headed right for home

On the road to Gundagai

There’s an old fashioned Ford made of rubber, tin and board
Along the road to Gundagai
The radiator’s hissing, and half the engine’s missing
The oil tank’s running dry
There’s water in the petrol and sand in the gears
And it hasn’t seen a garage for more than twenty years
But O lord hear the roar when the pedal hits the floor
Along the road to Gundagai."

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