It's called Rambling in Britain, Bush Walking in Australia, Tramping in NZ and Hiking in America.

Whatever it's called, welcome to my blog which is simply about journeys and life..... It shares stories, tales and thoughts, in prose, verse, photo and video. WALK ON RAMBLER


Sunday, June 20, 2010


The Spanish Camino is many miles away but as we came to this remote picnic area we were suddenly in Spain.
Next table ( well there were only two tables) were two very volatile spanish couples dining and wining  with passionate debate on world cup soccer and Spain's form. What seemed to us as  an Aussie fight is really a heated debate in Spain, and it brought back many happy memories of our Spanish pilgrimmage last year.  Their loud voices bounced off the nearby mountains...
Thats where we headed after lunch and thought that a ramble along the creek aptly named 'sandy' was a suitable after lunch exercise.

However the road kept going  we thought it enough and headed back to the Spanish quarter......

This must be part of the major trail leading from Boonah to brisbane and so we will return better informed ......

Monday, June 14, 2010


This ride was 20km on from the last ride.   From the Cominya rail siding we headed out and expected a pleasant 20km ride.
The trail was mostly broken rock and hard going as we rode into mid day sun.
We were tempted to call it off or head for nearby roads which seem to run next to the trail and then disappear into the bush.  The bush was rough and thick and had not been cleared.
We came eventually to cleared farmland with fruit orchards. what fruits we couldn't quite make out but there was small activity going on.
It was slow progress to the rail bridge our destination.  At the bridge there is still work in progress to make a track down into the gully and out.  I walked half way across the former rail bridge  and thought better of it. The ride back was much faster as we ventured onto a country sealed road.
If this was acompleted section I wouldnt be that keen on the next unfinished section.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Harding's Paddock we discovered last week in a visit to Mt Flinders south west of Brisbane.  It is in a Conservation Corridor and tracks along the Teviot Range which includes many isolated but unusual peaks.

The trail is muti purpose recreational and forms part of a horse trail with the occasional but not thankfully sighted mountain bikes.

It was a short but steep heart starter up to Rocky Knoll, a walk along the range and another short up to Goolman's lookout.  We had lunch looking out to the Western Divide with also southern views of Mts Barney, maroon and Lindsay.

To the east we could have seen the Pacific Ocean. Well Matthew Flinders the sailing exploreer cerainly saw Flinders Peak as he sailed around Australia..liked it ... gave it his name....

The walk was only 8km and we could have explorered further down the trail towards Flinders Peak but decided to do a car shuffle on another day.

The day was a beautiful Queensland start to winter.. well it was officially Queensland Day ( for the uninitiated that was the day Queensland was declared a separate state 151 years ago...... Happy Queensland Day