Monday, May 24, 2010
RAIL TRAIL RAMBLING
A Sunday ride along an old rail trail in the Brisbane Valley. The rail closed 20years ago and the trail now follows the Brisbane River Valley through many small towns which border on Brisbane's water supply Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams.
Riding was pleasant along a mostly flat gravel based trail . The country is green after the summer rains and we had a brief autumn shower which we just avoided.
The whole rail trail is not finished but there are many sections opened so we will be back
Lowood was a sleepy little town which time seems to have forgotten but is now on the edges of the Urban sprawl. Did not see any koalas but there was a huge bat colony outside the town, and i mean huge. Must have been thousands and thousands of bats. In view of the recent virus outbreak I'd be keeping the horses inside.