Vennells and Mt Skene Creek - 26-30 November 2021
This is where we went; Wurundjeri, Taungurung and Gunaikurnai Country.
Warburton Swing Bridge.
Vennells Campground by the Big River.
A sizeable collection of firewood.
The Big River, which had quite a flow going.
This superb fairy-wren sure loved KEV570.
Taking Jaffa for a walk. Jaffa lost his privilege of freedom after jumping in the river, getting swept away and needing rescuing.
Cooking up a storm!
Bacon and eggs.
Cheesy garlic bread.
Climbing Mt Duffy.
Mt Duffy summit.
Crossing the pictureque Enoch Creek.
The small, sleepy off-the-grid village of Enoch Point.
Lake Eildon and The Paps.
Goulburn Arm, Lake Eildon.
Looking a lot healthier than when I was last here 18 months ago. Photo taken: 29 March 2020.
Granny's Flat Campground.
Cresting Mt Skene.
Looking towards the south-west.
Looking towards the north-east.
Our plan A (Barkly River) fell through.
So did our plan B (Mt Skene Creek).
We had little choice but to camp at this clearing at the top of Mountain Ash Spur. It actually wasn't a bad spot; very peaceful.
Travelling Middle Ridge Road.
Thin but dense.
The start of the notorious Barkly River Jeep Track; we didn't drive it though.
The Sentinels, The Gable End and the Macalister River Valley.
Ferntree gully. LOL.
Interesting shoots coming out of this dead tree.
Checking the depth and base of this bog hole.
Steep and rutted descent of Shillinglaw Spur.
We eventually made it to Mt Skene Creek via the long way.
Shillinglaw Creek flowing into Mt Skene Creek.
Camp by Mt Skene Creek.
My newest tent, which allowed me to gaze at the stars whilst lying in bed.
Trying his luck in Mt Skene Creek.
Rugged gorge country.
Mt Margaret Range.
The Target Creek Valley was quite a sight after all of the recent rain.
It wasn't looking nearly so healthy 4-5 years ago. Photo taken: 12 March 2017.
Not a bad spot to live.
It's been a long day!