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Old 30-04-2016, 08:10 PM   #1
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I LOVE a good pizza....flavour, colour, texture...and plenty of "fruit"!!

An autumn-afternoon in Melbourne's Eastern Backblocks after a few unsettled days, some rain overnight...and a gusty, blowy day peppered with clouds and some threatening blackbellies hanging over the northern ranges all day is just like a good pizza. All the colour, all the toppings!!

Starting the usual winter's "checking-out-new-roads-and-tracks" routine, this one was "staying close to home" to collect some fresh material for another "'hood"-ride later in the year.


After making sure of continued access to a tiny track above the old Fern Tree Gully Quarry (Hi, Squizzy :-), it was into the back of Belgrave South via some ups+ downs





The top-end of that rollercoaster











Bellany Rd. turned out a sweet, scenic one with views to Cardinia Lake...






....and towards The Patch on the other side of the short ridge








Snapshot...







Back on Engelke Rd. and tacking south...the views are stumping!
Across Dandenong towards Seaford/ Chelsea....and some freighter on Port Phillip Bay, maybe 50k's away.







Barely 200m further down the gravel road it's a different world and the contrast is stunning.










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Old 01-05-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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Blumm Rd. is another dead-end of glorious views, grand homes tucked away in the valley, dressage-rinks, private tennis courts, steep drops and fantastic views.






There must be some local pollies living here...is this how they grow bullshit?







Winter's not far off...






Tacking south towards Wellington Rd. again...










Back off the main drag and into the "undergrowth", confirming that the Selby-Aura Rd. will always be a bloody slippery/ greasy clay-puddle
(with EXCELLENT views!!) there's another of those signs that to me are like a red rag to a bull:









The bottom end is STEEEP!! as it winds itself around those massive, brown tree trunks, then flattens out to neatly join School Rd., right across the Puffing Billy Menzies Creek Station.
Another tack north and up the steep dirt of Jacksons Hill, looking for the southern end of Gallemonda Park Rd., a tiny lane across some open paddocks.
It just doesn't exist, however often I circus-act for U-turns on the narrow and steep gravel.
Found some cracker-views from the northern end of Gallemonda, though...





Cardinia Dam at my feet, Red Hill Range on the Mornington Peninsula in the distance.



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Old 01-05-2016, 05:37 PM   #3
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I can't see any of your photos for the last month or so.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:52 PM   #4
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you have to press refresh (F5) once or twice and let the page reload until they all appear.
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Finished backing up the site manually, looking around for a decent server at the moment to hopefully fix that issue for good by the end of next week.
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