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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Monday, April 16, 2007
She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain
The Gorge, Mt Buffalo. One of Guide Alice's favourite places.



The aftermath of the bushfires from last year. Gum trees are well adapted with a variety of coping mechanisms. Mountain ash trees die but the fire helps germinate their seeds, other gums just sprout new growth from the trunk and yet other species sprout again from underground roots called lingotubers.


Bright from the air.


Mt Buffalo. If mountains can have X factor, this mountain has it in spades. It started forming over 500 million years ago and is now only one third its original height. The views from the top are breathtaking and is like no place you have ever seen.

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At 8:13 pm, Anonymous Ellie said...

What gorgeous scenery! Looks like you had a nice trip (I absolutely love that first photo, the drop looks heart-stopping!)

 
At 8:29 pm, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I'm with Alice (wonderful story, thanks for the link) and Ellie - now I want to go there!
Great short break it looks like!

 
At 11:25 am, Blogger kitchen hand said...

Mt Buffalo only one third its original height?

I knew all that skiing was wearing it out.

 
At 7:40 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi ellie, you can actually stand right on the edge of the drop and look straight down - if you want!

Hi tanna, you'd love it for sure, the whole area is great.

Hi kitchen hand, you might be just right.

 

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