Posts Tagged ‘Mossgiel’


The mornings are beautiful. Crisp air and beautiful light. As the afternoon ages, the flies pick up, and the bum gets sore. My water stop became an afternoon learning about the farm. Thanks Ryan for giving me a glimpse into the day in a life on the farm.

Taking the cattle off the truck

Taking the cattle off the truck


The track continued west with kangaroos and emus crossing.

The track westward

The track westward


The track westward

The track westward


Around 3 the flies picked up.
The flies picked up

The flies picked up


Carrots and sugar snaps, fresh from the ground. I hadn’t expected these. I was greeted my the friendly locals today with food, water, and a place to sleep for the night.


Laura and Michael

Laura and Michael


The road is now truly flat and the landscape arid. I love this kind of country. The red earth, normally bare, is covered in a blanket of grass.

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel

The road to Mossgiel


There were lots of sleepy lizards on the road. I also saw a snake warming itself on the road. I startled it passing, as it dragged itself up into a vertical position.

Sleepy lizard

Sleepy lizard


Thanks to the Huntlys for letting me stay on their property. Lovely people.