About a week ago we had a beautiful winter's day. The temperature was mild and the sun was out. It was time to take our dogs Odie and Molly on a walk to new ground.
If you walk up the avenue I live on and turn onto the fire tracks you can walk right to the top of Mt. Wellington. We live at the base of it. I generally take the same path but this day we made a left turn onto another track. I don't usually take that route because it is a steady walk uphill. I also don't walk it in the warmer weather because of the highly poisonous tiger snakes. They are currently in hibernation so a good time to go bush.
It isn't until the very end we get to start walking downhill to our home. I thought I would share the photos. I enjoyed the day with my best friends and they could not get enough smells of possums, wallabies and pademelons into their highly sensitive noses. What a good day it was.
|It was nice today as there weren't any screaming downhill mountain bikes to watch out for.|
|Molly doesn't get tied up in scents but Odie's dad was a Beagle.|
He just can't help himself.
|I could barely see Molly on the trail but Odie is off and running after another scent.|
|Odie decided to be a bit social and stick to the trail for awhile.|
|This area was peppered with wallaby droppings. So much to smell.|
|Odie assumes the position of King Odie Tracking Wonder|
|The view of the river in the distance towards the city.|
|When we were away on holiday in May/June there was a lot of rain. This must|
have been put up during that time. Now it is just a trickle down this trail.
Thank you for sharing this. I love this post. These are wonderful photos. My dogs would have loved to sniff along that trail. I'm afraid though, one of them would have rolled in the droppings. I always forget you live in Tasmania. It's scorching hot over here. I'd give a lot for a winter's day.ReplyDelete
I would love a bit of heat here for a few days. Though for walking I do prefer the cold. My dogs are always happy to be out and about and I do wish your dog could have a play with them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the photos. It looks like the dogs had a great time. I don't even know what a pademelon is, so I wouldn't know it if I fell over it. It sounds like something you'd eat for breakfast. (Just looked it up, a tiny kangaroo / wallaby thing? I definitely wouldn't eat it for breakfast!)ReplyDelete
There are people here who don't know what a pademelon is. They are a smaller wallaby. They are very cute.Delete
spectacular place! is it a national park or the like? don't think our 4 pound chihuahua could handle a tiger snake; almost anything else, though. i once surprised it on a remote logging road chasing a small herd of elk. really!ReplyDelete
It's part of the Mt Wellington Reserve at the bottom of the mountain and just behind my house. Would you believe it is only 7 km to the city centre from here. (little over 4 miles). I understand about your chihuahua. They don't know how small they are do they? Very funny.Delete
What a fabulous place - could almost be an English wood! the track looks so similar to a wood where we go walking sometimes, but the wildlife is different - and we don't encounter tiger snakes, thank goodness.ReplyDelete
Yes, England and Tasmania are very similar when it comes to a wealth wealth of walking tracks. I wish too we didn't have the snakes in the warmer weather. They are so dangerous for pets. We lost our lovely Koko cat to a whip snake last year and he was in an enclosure as we did not let him roam. I usually save bush walks for cooler months and warmer walks we stick to the footpaths or the beach.Delete