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Yarra trail

forty, no, fifty. sixty km ride from Eltham to the city alongside the Yarra River and its eucalypts. cross the river 5 times. skid where the track turns to gravel road, take the wrong fork and trace the goat’s trail back to the main trail, the sheep’s trail.
past a Turkish celebration under peppercorn trees, with their card tables and unfolded chairs, a line of nimble elderly dancing. I’m not even embellishing. then to Melbourne’s version of Parliament Hill, sorry to be still comparing after so many days.
the last stop was a colonial ghost, an empty building with chalk signs for ginger beer and the nostalgia of the English émigré. tables for tea and boats for paddling on the brown billabong.


One Comment

  1. Developer Cat wrote:

    that grassland looks prime for development.

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

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