|Campground at the Railton Pub|
Expecting to tackle Redwater Creek Falls the next day, I stayed at the campground at the Railton Hotel that night. I was the only person there. Perhaps the place rocks on Saturday nights or right through the summer. The manager/publican had already informed me somewhat tersely that there would be no counter meals tonight and the pub would be closing at 6 pm.
No problem I said. I still had some Wagu sausages and my main reason for staying was to have a shower. I’ve never seen so many signs. A few samples follow. One can only wonder what horrors the writer must have experienced to make them necessary, but everything was clean and tidy and the hot shower was extremely welcome.
|Sign of the times - this was one of 10|
I always bring lots of things to do on trips like this. Since I even had a signal tonight I could have done some writing or I could have read one of the books I'd brought, but somehow I never feel like it.
I had just settled
down for the night to the familiar sound of Pobblebonk frogs in the creek at
the foot of the campground, when an orange glow began to light up the sky and a
low rumble began. It came closer and
closer. Suddenly two super bright lights appeared and a very long train clacked and clacked its way all along the fence on the left side of the campground. When it reached the main street it gave two loud whistles. I almost fell out of
bed. There were at least two more trains
after that, but none as terrifying as that first one.
|This is the track to the Falls|
|From there it's only a short scramble to the creek|
|Looking down over the top of the falls |
|Across the Creek there are two other walks. Kids would love the Cave walk |
|One of several caves. Apologies for poor picture quality.|
|I've been wondering what small creature made these -most likely a small mammal such as a possum. Big square droppings indicate that a wombat lives here and has marked out its territory.|
they are called, tell scientists a good deal about our animals such as
their range and what they eat. For some reason they are also of great
interest to children as attested to by the popularity of the Pooseum.in Richmond.
You'll be pleased to know that the University of Tasmania, the people who brought out the Fungi Flip and the Tree Flip, have now also brought out the Poo Flip to identify them. Anyone interested in hearing what scientists are finding out about scats and the health of the environment should listen to the free podcasts produced by the World Wildlife Fund here..