We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dalmorton

There is an old dirt road,
it was built by convicts between Grafton
and Glen Innes,
many many years ago. These days it is just a very picturesque track
along the Boyd River
and it has lots of magnificent scenery,
some beautiful camping and picnic areas, a ghost town and a really really old tunnel.Daddy and Mr7 found some kiwifruits and did some harvestingOur Ghost town was Dalmorton
a very interesting place that was once a thriving town of 5000 people and 13 pubs!
These days it is abandoned, state forest/ National Park with a rangers residence the only habited building, but back in the days of the gold rush, or when the timber getter's lived there...and our old tunnel is known as being convict built,
Mr12 found a micro batand on closer inspection,
turned out to be a whole family of micro bats
Mr7 and I were quite taken with this strangler fig,
growing on the inside wall of the tunnel,
with visions of a leafy cliff and tunnel in future years.Boys being boys they were starving to death by now
so we found a shady spotby the beautiful lively Boyd River
for our picnic,
complete with weeping bottle brushes and rocky gurgling rapids
followed by a lovely cool off on the riverthe water was so clean and freshand mightily powerfulpummeling uswith a lovely watery massagebliss

2 comments:

Robyn said...

Bliss!! for sure

alecat said...

What a great outing.

I love finding local historical sites.