Highway 2

I am impressed by the highway crossing facilities afforded to the Rail Trail. This is the second major highway to negotiate.

Highway 2

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
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Family Tree

A direct descendant of the ‘Lone Pine’ on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915, grows next to ex-Curlewis Station.

Family Tree

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
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Curlewis

Curlewis Station: Opened 1914, Closed 1961.

The next ex-station comes into view at the top of the hill. It is interesting how these stations were closed because the settlements they served diminished, but now the areas are seeing a revival especially with pasture now being subdivided for housing. Will this see the railway return?

Curlewis

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
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Care

Parts of the walk are cared for by local organisations.

Care

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
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Swoop

Head down and run!

Swoop

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
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Peak Dream

The You Yangs are never far from my creative and hiking thoughts, so it was with some surprise that the peaks of this park come into sight from across the fields and the bay.

Peak Dream\

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
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Kensington Hill

Back on the Bellarine Rail Trail and the next ex-station site is Kensington Hill. This short-lived station was only in operation from January 1880 until July 1881, due to its poor location.

Kensington Hill

Bellarine Rail Trail, Vic., Australia
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Infinite

To some this may be just a rock, to me this holds infinite possibilities of interest.

My final image from our most interesting hike around a small part of the Grampians.

Infinite

Grampians Peaks Trail, Vic., Australia
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Express

The route down from the peaks is a bit more of an express one, with many hundreds of these iron steps skirting the steep slope back to base. My calf muscles didn’t appreciate these ones.

Express

Grampians Peaks Trail, Vic., Australia
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Watched

Ever get the feeling you are being watched?

Watched

Grampians Peaks Trail, Vic., Australia
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