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Old 05-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #40
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Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Wonga Park Australia
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Castlemaine explore V2.0

I had to take a coffee table up to my folks place in Castlemaine so I loaded the WR as well for a bit of an explore

The trail into Moonlight flat a big gold digging area in the 1800's, at one time more than 15,000 crammed into this little area

When I was 16 a mate had an old HR Holden bush basher, we took down this track in the wet and broke the steering column, ended up doing a 360 surprisingly we never hit a fence

Peek a Boo

I remember as a kid there was a bee keeper here, this is all that left

Pennyweight Flat a childrens cemetery

Someone still cares

This is a sad place, strangely silent, over 200 children buried here in mostly unmarked graves,

The trees started growing after the burials, circle of life I suppose

Quite a sobering place

I lived here for over 20 years and that is only the 3rd time I have been to Pennyweight Flat

Heading north through the Pinies

Dusty, dry as a chip

Some single track fun

The old water wheel

I dont know why, this guy collects double decker buses

Expedition Pass so called because Burke & Wills passed through here

Mt Alexander about 1100m

Camped up here a few times

Twistys yeah!

I took a little track I have never been down and ended up a the top of the Granite quarry

Thousands of these blocks just discarded

This is the Oak forest at the base of the mountain

I had shitloads of fun in here

Harcourt, this is a big apple growing area

Adams lane, it follows the railway line for 10kms or so back into Castlemaine

Back to the start

Na na na na na na - na na na na Don't you know about the bird?
Well everybody's heard about the bird, Bird bird bird, bird is the word
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