or you might call this chapter "Flight To The Ford", but then again you might not. Although we did defintely hurry our way along to the Faerie Crossing, we certainly weren't fleeing anything. Unless you count putting as many kilometres betwixt ourselves (in the car, it's mobile) and the homestead as possible without blowing an engine...
Here's a pic of the area we traversed. Just click on it so you can see it full size, no worries.
Oh, but wait! What's that you say? You have no idea what route we took??? Gosh, I am sorry and I do apologise profusely. Here, let me help:
Go ahead, click the map. No worries mate.
Here's a pic of the prize we are chasing after:
Click on it, I dare ya. I double dare ya! Harumph... wuss.
Bee-four we get to any of that cool stuff, we first must depart from the parking lot at the middle of Strath. However, I was distracted by these two buggas:
Yes, I do tend to notice (and get distracted by) tiny, weird critters doing their tiny, weird critter thingy --at least that's what WP calls it, ahem.
The drive along the northern coast of the lake.
Doesn't this look thrilling?
Why, look! More vines!
My gosh! A dry lake! Do you think we are in the middle of a DECADE-LONG drought?
Naaaaa, it's just "seasonal"...
I was bored, so shall you be. THHBBTTTT!
Now, this next picture will totally blow you away! This is the end all, be all, picture that there ever was!
And here is absolute PROOF that I see the world through Rose-Tinted Glasses!
Oh No! The Faerie is shut down till noon today! Hmmmmmm, guess even fairies need some dregding out every once in a while.
This is where we want to go:
Let's just zoom in a bit on that thar far shore...
Of course we had to wait for the dredging to finish. That means I got to take some pics of the town centre of Wellington. Yes, the Courthouse has it all!
Yo, Ish! Can you find out how may pounds of gold that is?
Hmmmmmm, nope. Still workin'. Of course one of those blokes on the left NEVER moved from his/her perch for hours. Damn. If I had to work, then that'd be the job.
I'm reminded of the Fort Knox construction days...
Please notice the blokes hard at work. Sorta reminds me of home...
Fast-forward past another boring part... and we are in Tailem Band. Look! They even have a train:
And the obligatory pub:
What's a country town without a drive-thru boozateeria?
At those prices, I'm very glad we brought our on cooler full of homebrew!
Just a reminder as to WHY I'm doing this:
Just click on the pic to expand it all the way up to its full-sized, technicolor glory! Why? Cus these are just sooooooooo cool!