The paved Rain forest Walk at the junction of the Bemm and McKenzie rivers took us through a rain forest river valley, with markers along the way telling the story of the secrets of survival and the creatures the forest.
Reg and I heard the sounds of a lyrebird, mimicking other birds and twigs breaking and we saw many native birds in the scrub.
Today’s exercise consisted of hiking through two beautiful rain forest walks in the forests of south east Gippsland, carrying Indigo, our poodle for most of the way.
The swing bridges over the McKenzie River and through the gnarled trees added a different dimension to the rain forest experience. The steps gave me some additional exercise variety.
Dogs are permitted in the reserve but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Our indigo found the trail difficult as it was covered with branches and leaf litter, so I carried her most of the way, happy to add a little extra exercise effort to these beautiful walks..
Remember to check weather conditions before you go as the bridges and boardwalk in the scenic reserve are subject to flooding. Today was a beautiful day, but you could see that one of the trails was often under water.
We are in the region half way between Melbourne and Sydney now, near the Australian Capital Territory and many of the cars in the vicinity are ACT cars and those of international tourists.
Traveling gives me insights into the lives of rural people, and the country I write about in Ryn's Rural-Lit novels.
About the author:
I'm a geeky, gray-haired, ex-health science trained, author and artist of almost seventy years. My rural, (off the map between two rivers and seven creeks) retreat is in the Goulburn Valley of Victoria, Australia. When travelling I'm researching the next.Ryn's Rural-Lit novel.