For one reason or another, I haven't been for a walk yet today. Maybe when I get off the computer I will go for a walk. It is a much cooler day here in our part of S.A. today, so no excuse for not walking really!
Right now I will take you on a virtual walk of a trail my Dad has constructed on his nephew's farm.
Once you leave the beach, follow the path along the old bullock track. Keep your eye on the ocean now and then to spot any dolphins which may be swimming past. If you are luck you may see a seal on the rocks as well.
Look out for the sign post near the Shea oak trees, the track is only narrow, so don't miss it. As you emerge from under the canopy of the Shea oaks, look up into the larger trees and see if you can spot any of the red tailed black cockatoos, they like to feed on the nuts in these trees.
As you follow the trail that is now meandering along the trickling creek, you will notice tracks along the valley and heading up the hills. These are made by the wallabies. occasionally you will see kangaroos further up the track.
Watch out for the prickly acacia bushes, they really do sting if you brush against them! They are great for the birds though, as they form great protection against the feral cats!
Stop for a while at the little waterfall and imagine what it must be like to see this flowing in the winter or even after a heavy summer's rain. Sit for a while on the fallen tree and watch for the dragonflies. See how their leaves glisten in the sunlight. Listen tot he songs of the different birds.
You may catch a glimpse of a robin red breast or a blue wren if you are still enough. Further up the track be sure to look for the sign showing you where to find the eagle's nests in the top of the gum trees. They are huge! If you find golf balls along the way, the crows collect them from the nearby golf course and drop them here for some reason.
The horizontal tree you are now climbing over was there when I was a child, we used to marvel at how the branches could still grow towards the heavens when the trunk was flat against the ground.
By now you may have reached the shallow stagnant pond, filled with green wispy looking slimy growth, imagine how silky and soft that slime must be. This is the area where you might see the kangaroos.
Once you encounter the dirt road, the trail is finished. Return back down the trail. You have a totally different view now of everything you have just seen. Dools