Mr. S and I went here yesterday. It is about an hours drive from where we live, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SteavensonFalls there is a road that you can drive to reach the waterfall, but no we thought …can’t be that far … signs say ‘slight’ inclines…we are fit..besides we are minding Charlie (the dog) yes I know how cute is he! (if you could see him that is…. I think I accidentally deleted the pic ) and he wanted to walk and not sit in the back seat of the car so he could take in the views and wee on 24,000 plants along the way.
Here is Charle and Mr. S having to carry Charlie across the steel bridge..ho hum Charlie Charlie there are no trolls! (Don’t you just love the hat and the open mouth – poor love it was stinking hot and we had trekked for a few kilometres by this stage, close it hun you’ll swallow flies)
Well after several bouts of huffing and puffing and runners slipping on the gravel pathway we made it up those ‘slight inclines’ 3.4km later (just over 2 miles). Beautiful..yes? Then the trek back down – more treacherous I held onto the back of Mr. S’s shoulder, so yes if I fell ..he would too (I’m good like that). Most of Marysville had been destroyed by bush fires in 2009 and they are slowly rebuilding. 175 lives were lost and 441 injured, not to mention the animals and birdlife.
Below is the pic of the waterfall that we hiked to.
Hopefully you can make out the below….An echidna Echidna Information we saw, well I saw first (Mr. S was too busy navigating the gravel path). First time I have seen one in the wild. Burying his nose into an ants nest…cute (apart from those spikes).
Hopefully you have enjoyed my little days outing.
wow; that is beautiful! I’m jealous you have such lovely scenery so close by your home. We think we are in shape until we go schlepping up and down inclines….
Love your ‘schlepping’ 🙂 Yes we are very lucky to live so close to such beautiful places – thanks Beck – glad you enjoyed. x
Ooh lovely, sounds like my kind of day out! Looks beautiful there. And I laughed at the 24000 wee stops you had to make. 😉
It is stunning..hopefully no plants were killed during the trek up and down the hill from Charlie! 🙂
Thanks Rose – I shall call you Rose and not Desert. It truly is a very pretty spot (once you reach it 🙂 Yes Charlie the wee-onder dog! Enjoy your trip! 🙂
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Thank you 🙂
Cute dog, beautiful photos!
Thanks Lyn – yes we mind him so much that we feel he is ours! “-)
Ohh … I love the cascading waterfall … and whilst the little echidna looks to be a cutie … OW if you step on him! lol.
Yes you would not want to be messin’ with him 🙂
Beautiful photos! Sounds like you had an exciting day. You are making me want to go hiking. 🙂 Ah well, soon enough.
Thanks Kyred! I figure I have to keep my fitness level up now – otherwise in a few years I’ll be doomed! 🙂 x
Wow!!! That is beautiful! You and Mr. S have so much beauty not too far from you! Holy Cow! I love the Echidna! I have never heard of one before!! Keep going on outings! I love seeing your neighborhood!!!
Yes we are very lucky to not live far from many beautiful spots. Don’t worry my phone will be with me at all times and now I learned to master the the art of posting them, hopefully I will show more! (and bore everyone to tears) lol. Thanks Mel 🙂 xx
oh what a cuddly critter…. lol. careful hugs only.
The waterfall looks grand!
Very careful hugs – thanks Amb yes it is ..something one wouldn’t expect to see so close to home 🙂 xx
How adorable is Charlie!! That forest looks stunning! Hugs Mumsy……Paula xxx
I know I love him, I swear he talks to me… without of course actually speaking 🙂 The way he puts his head on my lap and just gazes right into my eyes…we are connected and if he didn’t belong to another family I would be stealing him! Yes the waterfall and area are beautiful and slowly recovering from their horrific bush fires 🙂 xxxx