Wednesday 27th May
left nice and early and headed off to Mathinna and Mangana. Chris at the park has told us of lots to do off the beaten track so thanks for that Chris it was awesome. Stopped at St Marys at the Old Museum called Cranks and Tinkers, a must to pop in and see Ian, you will not believe what he has.We loved the old buildings in Mathinna and that they are still being lived in. Went and saw the falls, Ill post them later. After leaving that area we carried onto Mangana another quaint wee settlement, loved the old house here as well, reminded me of the days I lived in a mill. Weather was turning cold and wet, but we still did ok.
Mathinna was named after an Aboriginal girl who was befriended by Lady Franklin whom this town is named after, I felt this is worth a mention. Light on the hills Esk River Mathinna We sheltered in here for smoko Mathinna Old mining days. Fires burn offs. Beautiful coloured rock Mathinna Fingal Driving down the Fingal Valley, the lighting was awesome on the trees with the dark sky. A bit of light shines through. The Museum Old relics. Where railway lines once stood. This homestead was owned by someone who owned most of the area once. Bad weather. Fingal Fingal Valley
Tree patterns and colours after being chopped down.