A walk in the mist

On June 19 twenty three hardy souls braved unpromising conditions to tackle FOBIF’s June walk in a remote corner of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. In fact, however, the weather held nicely, and the group experienced some great moments walking the serene and misty ridges of the south end of the Park, sampling a stretch of the Goldfields Track through Stone’s Gully, and doing a bit of a scramble over Sebastopol Gully and through interesting relic mining sites.

The FOBIF group takes a break on a ridge north of Sebastopol Creek. They look a bit chilled, but in fact the weather was benign, and even a bit serene. Photo by Frank Forster, 19 June 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dim winter’s day provided some good sightings of fungi and a few patches of the rare Fryerstown grevillea [not in flower], plus a surprising show of wildflowers, masses of hakeas in bloom being the highlight. And the rain held off till the precise moment the group finished the walk in the afternoon.

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