Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hartley Vale Valley.
Every now and then some things in life turn out to be fizzers, despite the best intentions and despite the "power of positive thinking". Last Sundays walk was exactly that (as too was Christmas and New year for that matter but that's another story for another time perhaps).
There is a sign in Hartley Vale that I have driven past for years, that indicates a walk along an old railway culvert leading to some historical ruins.
Hartley Vale is a very historic shale mining town with some great old buildings, the shale being mined to make kerosene, paraffin and candle wax.
It seemed to promise a great walk.
Well, it didn't. It was a road that leads to houses, and a HEAP of "keep out" signs, After 7kms of walking in the rain, not even the fresh air could revitalise my spirits. I simply walked back in the Cruiser and said "fizzer".
As for Christmas and New year. Lampoons Christmas is not far from the truth, and thats a story for another time.