Landscape supplies factory. Boyer.
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.
Monday 25th May
Went for a drive to Evercreech Forest,from St Helens you go along the way down the coast and over the St Marys Pass, very windy and narrow in places but just take your time, its very high and lovely. St Marys town is a quaint wee country town.The Museum at the old Railway Station is worth the stop, Ian will tell you about so many things, may even give you a tune on his Banjo if you ask nicely. Further on we called into Cornwall, full of history as a coal mining town, they have a wall of remembrance there, very nice to see. Had smoko there. Got to Fingal, which is a lovely drive down through the valley and we turned off and headed to Mathinna, our turn off was just this side to the Evercreech forest, good dirt roads. Beautiful driving down through the forest. We ran out of day so will have to make another trip to Mathinna.
quick snap while driving past, loved the fog in behind the house. Heading to St Marys. Fingal drive. Esk River, heading out of Fingal to the forest. Well here we are at the picnic area of the Evercreech Forest, no camping allowed, but day use only, this is a great shelter, nice toilets and a gas BBQ, table and chairs placed at different place with also fire pits. Stream, so clear. picnic area. walking through the forest, the bush is so quiet. Well here is some of the White Gums, known as the “White Knights”, about 90 metres tall, they are Australia’s tallest white gums. Another angle, so hard to photograph as they are to big, and the lighting isn’t always good looking up towards the sky. Part of the walk back down. Looked like a graveyard of trees all covered in thick bright green mosses. Natures smile. This is the base of an old tree, its rotted away in the middle. Reflection of the bridge in clear stream. Opps the skies are looking dark, this house just looked nice in the foreground of a dirty sky. Cornwall has so much history but don’t go wondering up in the hills still lots of mine shafts up in the hills we have been told. Scamander, bridge on left not in use now, only a walk way, new bridge on right, ocean on right. Nice wee seaside town. I dont like doing portrait shaped photo’s, but this was to try and show the size of some of the trees, this is only quarter of the tree. This bridge is made from old punga’s and other dead trees and then just a frame to hold it together, we have been told that the towns people and some of the bikie people help maintain this forest, how good is that. Just a small one. 🙂