I've started the year with an adventure! No, not with Bear Grylls (I wish) but to find an old quarry on the north face of Mount Barker.
I knew it couldn't be far off the Fire Track, and it is a bit of an interesting hike (through cobwebs - bleccch!), but I made it okay to the west side. There's an easier way in, but this was much more fun (and a little nerve-wracking - keeping an eye out for those slithery creatures!)
As it's my first time, I didn't venture far, and I apologise for the quality of a couple of the pictures but wanted to include them for posterity.
THE EXCITING BIT: I found what looks like old ruins! There's certainly a concrete/stone slab there, remains of two and a bit stone walls and an old stone fence line. Certainly it looks like was "used" at some stage, perhaps during the construction of the freeway (back in the early 1970s). Really pleased at finding this!
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Just quickly on the bird-list: Wrens, female GW, babblers, thornbills, y/f h/es; heard: fantail, pardies, spiney. It's heating up this week, I hope they move near water (i.e. dams in the farmers' paddocks).
Writing - working on the publishers/agents query letters, reading up on Search Engine Optimisation, redesigning this website! Only a day more on this, then it's back to expanding out my next crime novel, Hell's Bells, and another slash-and-burn edit of The Fatal Span.