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The Rail Trail

Just a little bit of the Rail Trail where we went for a walk the other day.  This bit runs along the Derrinal Pool, the closest part of Lake Eppalock to Heathcote, Victoria, Australia. Eventually, the pedestrian/cycle track will run behind our place. We’ll have to get bikes then!


The water is still very high for this time of the year – autumn is almost upon us, according to the calendar.  Some of the trees are saying it’s already arrived. Flood waters have washed away a little of the trail where it meets the bridge. One day, we saw the water right up to the bridge as we drove by on the highway near here.


That must mean 79 miles from Melbourne, I guess.

I think these  birds are fairy martin swallows. They enjoyed swooping and flying at one end of the bridge. Not sure about the top bird – looked like a white-naped honeyeater. When I came home, I went straight to eBay looking at what was on offer in a bigger lens!

my first ever sighting of a great-crested grebe!




Poor Vika had to be carried the last bit. She is getting too old for long warks now she is 14 years old.

Thanks for looking!  I hope you are having a good week.  My head is back where it needs to be. Thanks for your lovely support when I was feeling down.  ❤


I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

6 thoughts on “The Rail Trail

  1. Looks like a great place for a run or walk or just to get outdoors. And how convenient to have it close to your home. Nice pics of the grebe, I haven’t seen these before.


    1. Hello Sue, I’m looking forward to getting another lens so I can get better pics for things further away! I kept hoping the grebe would come closer, but it wouldn’t! I’m surrounded by lovely places for outdoor walking and it was a pleasure. Mr R had been nagging me for a month to go check out that bit of the trail. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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  2. Don’t forget to get some floaties when you buy the bikes, just in case. A nice little carrier for Vika as well. I haven’t seen the crested grebe before, looks like it’s wearing a bow on top of it’s head. The bridge has a load limit! I don’t think a semi will be driving along there at any time soon. Bit of a chuckle with the crossing post, was wondering who was going to try walking on that arm of the cross road. Perhaps Dynamo might like to have a try, if he can walk on the Thames then Lake E. shouldn’t be that hard.


    1. LOL, I laughed when I saw the load limit, too. It would take a lot of overweight bikers with heavy packs to reach that! The signage are original, probably. A lot of the time the right hand road would be exposed – when the waterlevels are lower. We enjoyed our walk – must do more of it. I didn’t know I had a grebe until I got the photos on to the PC! Pity it was a dullish day. Thanks for commenting Sue, as usual. 🙂


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