Calibration

One of seven deep seated concrete pillars, on this straight stretch of the trail, used in calibration of the region’s surveying equipment. Who knew?

Calibration

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
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Tag

Local artists feel the need to adorn the trail map with their personal tags.

Tag

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
Creative Commons: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Curve

I cross the railway one last time before it disappears around a curve. The mounds of earth are all that remain of Breakwater station that once served the racecourse and showgrounds.

Curve

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
Creative Commons: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Foliage

One of the houses in the street has transformed the nature strip into a tunnel of blooms and foliage; it was a pleasure to walk through and certainly broke up the concrete feel of this part of the walk.

Foliage

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
Creative Commons: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Yard

The final suburban street on the trail has a couple of houses and a yard. The chimney in the distance used to belong to a carpet manufacturer, but is now part of the Little Creatures Brewery.

Yard
Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
Creative Commons: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Wait

The trail map leads me parallel with the railway to the level crossing where I have to cross to the other side. I wait for the train to depart.

Wait

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
Creative Commons: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Start

The Bellarine Rail Trail runs 32km from South Geelong to Queenscliff.

Here is the start; more rail than trail.

Start

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
Creative Commons: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Brays Bog

More picturesque than it sounds.

Brays Bog

You Yangs, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
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Safe Distance

I didn’t see them until they rustled away through the trees.

They stopped and turned, keeping an eye on me from a safe distance.

Safe Distance

You Yangs, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
Creative Commons: (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Rose Tinted

Why not a rose tinted view.

For I can’t always cope with the real.

Rose Tinted

You Yangs, Vic., Australia
Words & Image: © Gary Light (2017)
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