On our return journey from Craig’s Hut…
…we stopped to view and photographed the Summit Tree…
…then over the hill for a view of The Bowl.
The Silver Grey flora is actually Snow Gums
that were burnt in a bushfire around ten years ago.
The darker green patches are new regrowth,
which is slow for a eucalypt, however,
normal for higher colder climates.
Literally across the road from the
Summit Tree is The Pinnacle.
A 360-degree view is possible from The Pinnacle.
In bygone years I would have jumped
at the possibility of photographing that view.
However, coughing and spluttering as I was
I decided to rest and clear my lungs.
Topiary…Palace of Versailles
Craig’s Hut…Inside out
A few years ago My Good Wife decided that we would
take a Hot Air Balloon ride over Melbourne
to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
It did eventuate on our second try….the first time
being cancelled at 0345 the morning of the event
due to higher than wanted winds.
Ever since with the exception of COVID years,
it has been a wedding anniversary experience
Earlier this year our experience was a day trip to
Craigs Hut which was featured
in the 1980-81 movie
The Man From Snowy River
Tom Burlinson and Kirk Douglas
At 1450 m (4757 feet) above sea level, even in early April
warm clothing was a must.
Destroyed by fire years earlier…
…these snow gums…
…present a state of confused disorder.
After walking up a gentler slope behind me,
as much as I wanted to take in
the 360-degree view from
the pinnacle of Mt Stirling
I decided to forgo this walk
as the wind and asthma style
breathing had got the better of me.
1725 metres or 5659 feet above sea level.
A few metres in front of me is the brink of a steep slope
that forms one side of the area known as The Bowl.
The silvery-grey flora, down in The Bowl,
are Snow Gums that were burned
in bushfires about ten years ago.
Commemorating firing of
The First Shot of World War 1,
100 years earlier, from
Point Nepean National Park,
And now the world is nearly on the brink of a third World War