A Better Place

One of my favourite activities has always been going bush with a bunch of friends and enjoying the travels, company and new experiences that such trips entail and especially getting away from the maddening city life. I’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember and for the last 13+ years I’ve been going out with a close group of friends into what’s called the High Country in Victoria Australia. It’s a fantastic place regardless of the time of year.

Billy Goat Bluff Track - High Country Victoria

Billy Goat Bluff Track – High Country Victoria

Most of our journeys involve three or four nights, with travelling during each day and setting up camp each evening. Along the way we often stop to take in the views and scenery of the High Country, thankful that it’s still accessible and not closed off like so many other parts of Australia.

Mt Blue Rag - High Country Victoria

Mt Blue Rag – High Country Victoria

A break in the journey - Nunniong Victoria

A break in the journey – Nunniong Victoria

Our travels take us high and low, and near and far, always looking for something different and new, though after so many years, it’s not so easy to find new things anymore. However, the High Country is filled with amazing sights and relics from bygone eras that you come across from time to time.

Abandoned Hut - King River Victoria

Abandoned Hut – King River Victoria

The Washington - Nunniong Victoria

The Washington – Nunniong Victoria

The Washington - Nunniong Victoria

The Washington – Nunniong Victoria

But not finding new things doesn’t bother us at all, as much of the enjoyment comes, not from the destination, but from the trip itself and the camping after a day’s travel. What really makes the trips worthwhile are the friends that travel with you.

Gourmet Dave - High Country Victoria

Gourmet Dave – High Country Victoria

Don in deep thought - High Country Victoria

Don in deep thought – High Country Victoria

Yours truly (right), inscrutable Grahame (left) - High Country Victoria

Yours truly (right), inscrutable Grahame (left) – High Country Victoria

Winter is upon us right now and the High Country is closed off for the season, so all I can do now is look forward to when the tracks are once again open and blog away.