Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Grampians - Day 14

It was 9.7oC in the morning. Darryl was obviously worried about the noise in the D-Max so we decided to pack up quickly and find a spot in town to have breakfast. While driving out, he hit a wet hole and the sound stopped, so was obviously some grit somewhere which was washed out - whew! We stopped in Beufort and started to set up, but Darryl felt uncomfortable, so we continued on and stopped at Green Hills Lake just before Ararat to have breakfast. 

There was intermittent Telstra signal so we went into Ararat and Darryl shopped. At Moyston we had lunch at a park, then arrived at Hall's Gap in The Grampians National Park. We decided to book into the Hall's Gap Caravan Park, as lots of walks start right there. 

From the back of the Caravan Park the track went through the Botanic Gardens to Venus Baths, then up to Chatauqua Peak, then on to Clematis Falls. 

Chatauqua Peak (I think)

Native Hops (Dodonaea spp)

Goodenia ovata

Daisy (Brachyscome spp)

Quaking Grass (Briza spp)

Fairies aprons (Utricularia uniflora)

Coral fern???

Melaleuca spp

Maidenhair fern (Adiantum aethiopicum)

Grey everlasting (Ozothamnus obocordatus)

Cat's Claws (Grevillea alpina)

Sundew (Drosera spp)

Sundew (Drosera spp)

Parrot-pea (Dilwynia spp)

Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata)

Scarlet sundew (Drosera glandigulera)

New Holland Daisy (Vittadinia spp) ???

Totem poles (Melaleuca decussata)

 It was a very nice walk, which we really enjoyed. At the end were lots of kangaroos at the Oval with lots of onlookers. Back at camp we had a nice chat to Peter and Toni who gave us hints for our coming trip to the High Country. We have a full Moon tonight.

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