We were 5 weeks immersed in Australia, we drove/rode 3500 miles, and had a blast, it was nothing like our normal trips where we take the back roads and small towns, here we really got to see and get the feel of the country and its people, eating out with our friends friends. going on a fire call and to shire fairs and wandering the great divide . This is a day trip to Walhalla Gold Mine VIA one of the many bush tracks we drove I was driving when I met the Ute, I quickly gave the wheel to Doug, he did the Ute dance as they both Suffled back and forth to find a place to squeeze by, he also managed to get the inside, although the outside might have made a better shot . :***: A Little Late. fascinating Geology, 100,000,000 years ago this was sediment 2000 feet down in a valley, now it is standing up and bent by tremendous pressure. "A smallish termite mound " I was told. At a dinner with friends the night before they made great talk of not needing the snorkel on the river crossing, but to be sure and get the camera gear off the floor as the interior would flood. . Yea they had fun with us. Jan was driving, we are serious country folks rough roads are nothing, creeks are minor, but this was a small river. Walhalla Gold Mine . Never know what you will find. The Grooms Ride with 50 Cal. Machine gun and wedding ribbons. Wonder what it cost to trailer the brides rig up the mountain for the 100 meter ride. We finally made it to the gold mine. People were very nice, took down the mangers office barriers and let us in to take all the pics we wanted, even took out 90 year old ledgers out so we could shoot the pages of files. Very Cool.