I used to enjoy driving these sorts of roads.
However, after our recent fires I’m beginning
to think we should have at least 100 feet
of cleared ground alongside
all roads in forested areas.
Roads were closed due to
fallen trees this summer.
Roads up and down Mt. Buninyong,
This is the Hamilton Highway which has been and
still is our main thoroughfare between Geelong
and what was my Western District home for 55 years.
In 1961 Dad and his friend Jim were driving to
Melbourne to watch the Australia vs West Indies
test cricket match.
As they topped the rise Mother Nature
got the better of Jim and he decided
he couldn’t wait until the next public toilet.
Jim spied the culvert (upon which I parked for this photo)
and thought it would make a good place to stop
and answer the call of nature.
He couldn’t been seen from the road when they stopped.
However, Jim and Dad could not
work out why several cars
which passed by gave a long toot of their horn.
It was not until they were on their way again that
realization struck that while Jim wasn’t visible
from where Dad stopped the car, traffic
for two to three hundred yards either side
had a good eyeful of Jim in the culvert. 🙂
The culvert is now overgrown leaving no visibility,
however each time I pass
the Friend in Hand road Culvert
I smile and think of this story.
Situated along the Swan River
in Western Australia
is this creamy coloured house.
We were told that there is at least two
possibly three levels to this house.
I’m not referring to the floors
just above water level.
There is another section of this house
about halfway up the river bank.
Hedge in bloom
Horsham Botanical Gardens