Butcher Country - 24-29 November 2014


This is where we went; Gunaikurnai Country.


Rain clouds over the Macalister River.


The clouds parted in the morning at our campsite by the Wellington River.




"That's the way it's gonna be little darlin'.....".


A stumpy tail crossing the road.


There were numerous crossings of the Macalister River.










Crossing the Macalister River.


Crossing the Macalister River (Bullbar cam).


Underwater vision from a crossing of the Macalister River (Bullbar cam).


Going through a deep bog hole (Bullbar cam)


Mountain bike action.


Camp by the Macalister River.


It was a pretty sweet backdrop for nights 2 and 3.


Butcher Cascades.




"Ribbit".


Enjoying the panoramic vistas.


Peaceful.


Majestic eucalypts.


Sizing up this hill.


The Butcher Country Track was steep.....


.....and rough.










Very rough!


A bit of track building was required to get up this section.




Bumpy and dusty.


The Howitt High Plains were a bit boggy.


Also boggy was the Caledonia River valley.


However, it was very beautiful too.


Crossing the Caledonia River.


A wild dog roaming in the Caledonia River valley.


The setting sun on the hills.


Fire-baked spuds with the lot.


It was a case of barging our way through the overgrowth on Mountain Ash Creek Track.


Camp by the Barkly River.




Heading up the Barkly River in search of dinner.


Not a bad setting for a walk.


A nice little waterfall running into the Barkly. This certainly didn't appear in any book or on any map!


This was an interesting sight.....a tree growing on a rock ledge.




Let's give this a whirl.


Bingo!






Yum!


Wouldn't it be nice to spend retirement up here?