walking with charles

January 10, 2013

sunday stroll

Charles Darwin strolled this way in 1836. We did the walk in July. It was a chilly 4 degrees celsius.

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Into the pine forest (introduced species)…

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Over the creek…

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Into the hanging swamp…

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Can you see the house above the hanging swamp? It wasn’t there when Charles walked by.

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By the standing stone…

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Behold the grey gums against a stormy sky.

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and a hill littered with stone and blackened bush.

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More hanging swamp, breathtaking in the real.

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The path follows the creek.

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A grass tree by the creek. The seed stalks were used as spears by Indigenous people. The seeds were ground and eaten.

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Rest at a sandy beach by a waterfall.

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A very healthy waratah bush beside the path, but it was the only one I could see.

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More grass trees growing on the slope.

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The valley in front.

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And ochre rock behind.

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And then back along the same path.

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