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Old 05-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #40
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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

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