I had to go into town to do some grocery shopping this afternoon. I started the trip with a 5km (3 mile) detour to Bakers Creek Falls to see if the recent rain had been enough to start the creeks running. The answer was a definite YES.

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Bakers Creeks Falls A general view of the falls from across the gorge. The total drop to the gorge floor at that point is about 500 hundred metres (1600 feet) comprising of a handful of smaller drops.

Bakers Creek Falls (detail) A detail view of one of the individual falls - the first of the falls emerging from the creek in the above photograph.

Metz gorge Downstream from the falls is Metz gorge, the scene of much of the gold mining in the area in the late 19th century.

Chives More chives growing in a pot on the verandah.

Preparing for some cricket In town, they’re preparing for tomorrow’s cricket game.

Lizard on the road On the way home this lizard didn’t move an inch as I approached. Even when I drew alongside, and got out of the vehicle, it stayed put but watched my every move.

October 23, 2004 podcast

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