Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Through the track (part one)
I dropped my little mother off after church last Sunday
and thought I'd go for a walk through the track
just around the road from her place.
I had the trusty old camera with me and took a picture or two.
I wish I'd taken more so I could show you
how different one side of the track is from the other.
But that's okay, a project for another day.
This end of the track has poles across it to deter road traffic.
The other end is open so that stock trucks
and the private vehicles
of homeowners can enter, and preferably, exit.
Someone has come along and dug the middle post out,
you can see the mark where it had been buried to.
On this day I saw an older man drive up,
remove the post, drive through then replace it.
I suppose if he had driven right around the paddocks
it wouldn't have taken much longer than it took to do all that.
Still it takes all types to make this world interesting.
I'll take you down the left hand side today.
As you exit the beginning of the track
is this sheep race, used for getting the sheep
onto the trucks to go to the freezing works.
Over the gate, and the electric fence,
who's looking at who?
A general view from the roadside.
A thrush on that same gate, old stables and sheds.
I thought he would fly away when he heard the camera
but no, he turned around and posed for me.
Looking towards town across the paddocks.
Firewood and storage shed.
Racehorses and mares out at pasture
at the other end of the track.
There is a racecourse in this area and
quite a few stables and horse studs.
Time to turn around and head back to the car.
I hope you've enjoyed a little walk
with me on a cool spring afternoon.
I'll do the other side another day.
Wishing you all well
for the rest of the week.