- Jul 4, 2002
Are you sure they are snowdrops, galanthus nivalis, or snowflake, or perhaps onion weed?I was planning to get out and do a few walks in the third week but Monday to Friday were wet and cold days.
Saturday I thought I maight make a trip to Strahan but it was going to rain all day so decided to stay locally.
As it had been a wet week I decided to walk from the Breakwater at the Mersey River heads to the Don Railway.just over 6KM each way but mostly on a sealed track.When I left my place at about 0930 the temp was 9.1 with a real feel of 1.1C.This was the reason.
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Mersey bluff beach.
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All along the track were lots of snowdrops.
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Rotary Park with Nice tree specimens.
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One of Devonport's Aged Care homes with a nice view.
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You do seem to go for extreme adventures! Trust you are mending well.Then a problem presented itself.The track I was following ended at the railway line.About a Km ahead I could see the footbridge over the river so I though OK I'll just walk up the railway line.However as it narrowed I heard that whistle again.Well I had better get off the tracks.Turned to get to the side.My foot caught the rail and I planted my face into the stones.Slight graze to the lips,several lacerations on my right hand but a pain over the right side of the chest which was much worse on breathing in.Felt I might have broken a rib.
So I picked myself up,dusted myself off and kept on going.When I got to the Don Railway Depot I cleaned myself up and had an icecream.Then it was 6Km back to the car.Went really well and took an hour and 15 minutes.The chest was getting worse and very uncomfortable by night.But took 2 Advil PM that night and woke the next morning a lot better and could take a deep breath without too much pain.Did visit the hospital and got the lacerations fixed up plus a tetanus shot.
So to some of the pics I took.The camera wasn't working properly that afternoon so these are from the phone.Thesign on the bridge.
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The Bass highway on top and the road to the train depot below.