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Old 29-12-2015, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Years End_Quick-Pick Monday

Sharing some garage space with a certain Husky , the Klacka was trying on some Italian PrimaDonna fits and refused to fire up...requiring the sight of a 650 cranking-amps car battery to change it's mind before the starter relay melted into the frame-rails...
Keeping some bad company, tsk, tsk
15mins late, but we have a goer.



Making up time to the meet at Healesville...I just love that Yarra Valley!!






As a designated "bimble", there was no rush, no plan, no targets....just go with the wind, or sun...or last night's curry....or whatever.

Crossing the Goulburn River on the backroads...







I also love old timber bridges...







Not long after it's into the hills via some tracks that are slowly disappearing.... a bit more each year. It's like meeting a close, old friend...on borrowed time.






















Nobody's been up here for a while, the track is slowly growing over...
I'll have to come back with a swag and a bottle of red one day... stay a night, watch the stars















The top-end is just as sweet....







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Old 29-12-2015, 06:44 PM   #2
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Great set of pics.
Hard to see where all of the rain on Boxing day went! Very dry and dusty.
Nice day out!
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Old 29-12-2015, 06:48 PM   #3
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Danny's Pinch Lookout...and the Vic Alps right over there.












"I tellsya....when I packed that chocolate cake is was frozen!!"
The White-Beard-Spoiler... sucking the sweet-slop outta the Glad-Wrap takes some tongue-acrobatics











What else would you expect in Bonnie Doon, aye?











Some spectacular, and totally deserted, twisties into the Strathbogies get us to ....








....for some more jaw-dropping gravel towards Yea, the typical granite-boulders framing the road, deep gullys, stumping views....backroad-heaven!!



















Doug, Derek....thanks for the company and the laughs, we really enjoyed the day.... big time.
Not coming home 2-up on the Kwaka was a bonus (already had the trailer ready for a pickup-run of a Husky stranded in whoopwhoop).

Good to see the BM made it home without the fuel-pump packing up after all that noise...

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Old 29-12-2015, 07:14 PM   #4
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Great photos. Most enjoyable. The landscape is tinder dry. That burger looks good. Is that from the main servo in Bonnie Doon? I have lots of childhood memories of that place. Every Christmas was spent in Nan and Grumpa's caravan at the Bonnie Doon Caravan Park. We'd scrounge a few bob off uncles and aunties and walk up to that roadhouse for a Sunny Boy. They still sell them you know. We bought all the kids one at the Lake Hume caravan park on Monday. They cost $2.50 each! Bit different to my memories of 2 bob.... might have even been sixpence at one time? They don't have '1 free Sunnyboy' inside the packet anymore.
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Old 29-12-2015, 07:27 PM   #5
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Jeez....had to google for the "sunnyboys".
When I saw the shape it all fell into place.
And thanks for looking in :-)
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