October Walk Recap
In remembrance of a long ago tragedy
Mike led 19 GDTA members and visitors on a shorter-than-usual forest walk which started at the Sailors Falls Reserve, and traced part of the approximate route followed in the winter of 1867 by the three young Daylesford boys who tragically lost their lives deep in the Wombat Forest.
The time available for our outing was restricted by the requirement to be back in Daylesford in good time for the annual GDTA members’ lunch, but the two and a half hours was well spent in magnificent mature forest with frequent sightings of various types of wildflowers. Several short hills kept our hearts and lungs active, and morning tea was enjoyed at one of the three Goldfields Track crossings of Sailors Creek which was flowing well.
The final attractions were the Springs and Sailors Falls, and were followed by the long, steep climb up the seemingly never-ending steps to our starting point.
Thanks, Mike, for another good walk.