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Old 01-01-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
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I've travelled straight past this sign, on the Icy Creek Road, more times than I can remember over the decades -




Having lived not too far from here as a kid, I’d just assumed Fumina would be a dank hole peopled by 2-headed rednecks, and not worth the effort of visiting.

I've always been curious though, and was proved wrong (again).


Over Icy Creek itself on a single laned bridge -




The road (called Duggan North Road and signed as no-through) winds up through some fairly pristine bush to a ridge -




Where it opens out into some farmland with pleasant views -






Maybe dozen smallish farms are scattered along a couple of kms of road, including what perhaps is a Bio-dynamic farm as it had lots of Bio-cautionary signs up -




The road narrowed and split into Schoolhouse Road (Wikipedia confirmed there used to be a school here, and post office, where in 1921 the post mistress and step-daughter were shot by a deranged local with a stolen shotgun. They both recovered and the step-daughter went on to marry the bloke who owned the gun. The shooter, who thought he was a bushranger, was sent to a lunatic asylum) -




Pressed for time I turned around here. When I got home though and checked out the maps, I reckon Duggan North Road would eventually join up with Rowley’s Ridge Road and could be taken to Tanjil Bren. Not that I'd attempt that on my own.
Glitch I know you and some others rode Rowley’s a couple of years back.
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:52 PM   #2
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Thanks Peter. I too have looked at that sign many times. I must take the time to have a look.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Peter. I too have looked at that sign many times. I must take the time to have a look.

Ditto.
I nearly turned up that road about 2 months ago. Now I am going to have to next time I'm in the area.

You did well riding the GS across that bridge without ending up getting wet.

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You did well riding the GS across that bridge without ending up getting wet.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:30 PM   #5
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The road (called Duggan North Road and signed as no-through)
Where it opens out into some farmland with pleasant views -



Pressed for time I turned around here. When I got home though and checked out the maps, I reckon Duggan North Road would eventually join up with Rowley’s Ridge Road and could be taken to Tanjil Bren. Not that I'd attempt that on my own.
Glitch I know you and some others rode Rowley’s a couple of years back.


Some neat shots of some bewd countryside there

Another one here who always went past that turn-off!

That Duggan North Road seems to morph into Simpsons Rd. somewhere along the way (and that's using Google Earth, so it looks promising).
I remember the intersection of Simpsons/ Rowleys Ridge well....up in the plantations on one of those bare clearings, overlooking the felled areas to the north. Up there, Simpsons looks decent enough for a 12 or so....and checking Sat-view, Simpsons winds out of Fumina past some buildings (farms?) to the intersection....I think it's worth a shot and Rowleys is easy enough either way (north or south...Blue Rock Dam or Tanjil Bren).

Let's set up a Sat or Sun for a poke around up there....even a good half-day is enough, throwing in a cuppa at Noojee...
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