The reality is cuter but less awesome than fire breathing alien dragons
Gundagai is known for three things:
1. The Slim Dusty song
2. The dog on the tuckerbox
3. The twin wooden bridges over the floodplain and Murrumbidgee River
I think the best of the three is the bridges. The photo doesn't do it justice but the road bridge in front with the rail bridge behind.
The town is bypassed with a fancy concrete bridge (just in front of the hills in the photo) and the rail line closed so the bridges are on disrepair.
Good news buddy, it's a ex stock trail trail not a rail trail.
Walking and bike trails in the country get mixed reactions.
On the positive side, they are pleasant paths that add to the charm of a location and bring in tourists.
The negative side is a mixture of wanting to keep it for it's original use, concern of crime, fencing or stock issues or just inbreds not liking strangers.
For the rail trails, those trains are never coming back.
Yes, Gundagai does have a Maccas. That's the township in the background.
The haze is from the hazard reduction burns that happen in the narrow band of time between it being too hot and dangerous and too cold to light anything.
So the story goes a Bullock team had some trouble, a really bad day in the 1850s.
The wagon bogged, the yoke broken the teamster called Billy thought it can't get any worse so he decided to have lunch.
He found his dog sitting on his tuckerbox ( a box to store Tucker or food).
Not so bad? Well, it is Australia so this was possibly rhyming slang for the dog doing much worse than just sitting on the box.
No red balloons, so I guess it's ok
The west border of the Australian Capital Territory follows a mountain ridge until it hits Mt Coree and turns northeast to One Tree Hill.
On the weekend we walked to the top of Mt Coree from the campgrounds near its base. There are some great views both east over Canberra and west from there.
The walk is on a 4WD capable trail and is reasonably easy to walk.
"Alex" explaining how he got former Australian Prime Minister's passport number and not get out in jail.
#bsidescbr talk about how bad airlines security is, the data was right there to see.
View of the storage lake from the saddle dam. This dam is a secondary one made of crushed rock and is only for the small gap on the side between two hills (hence the saddle)
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