open roader, thank you Mate. I'm glad that you like the shots.
In the second week of March, I went and checked out the High Country Rail Trail, between Wodonga and Tallangatta in Victoria. I'd been looking forward to seeing the spectacular Sandy Creek Rail Bridge, for a while. Sandy Creek is an arm of the Mitta Mitta River. There wasn't any water beneath the bridge, this time, unlike this amazing footage ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1grpd3VWej8
It was a smoky week here in the South East, which made the atmospherics "very nice"
... to quote Borat. I camped out on the way down. The nights were surprisingly warm (even at 1600m ASL near Manjar) and heavily tinged with an acrid smell of smoke.
A shot from the Bicentennial National Trail, as I made my way South. Bourkes Creek in the Yaouk Valley with the Scabby Range on the ACT's southern Border. The smoke on the left horizon was from the Doctors Flat fire.
The passage of a gust, at 3 Mile Creek near Kiandra ... here comes the smoke, probably from the Talbingo/Journama fire.
... and a smoke inhalated sleeping lion aka Mount Jagungal, from near Manjar. This is a spectacular section of the BNT, for mountain goats. I think the smoke here is from the Tunnel Road fire, NE of Albury.
The Sandy Creek Rail Bridge. These two shots were taken only half an hour apart, although they look several seasons apart. On the rail trail the rest spots have been well designed as pseudo station platforms, and well located at places like Huon and Ebden. The surface of the trail was good. From tarmac, but mostly a sandy top decomposed granite (like Stromlo's hardpack) and at times rougher gravels.
The smoke from the Tunnel Road Fire and the fire at Byadbo, and several others relatively close by, flattened the views ... I couldn't see didly squat. Near Corryong the Main Range was totally obscured by smoke and at times I couldn't see across Lake Hume from the rail trail. Otherwise it was excellent.
PS, Shots from the BNT and from Kosciuszko National Park, I'll post on the Weather in the Country
thread ... over the next couple of days.