After spending Christmas in Mansfield,
we decided to take the scenic route to the
Ninety Mile Beach. First stop was Jamieson,
a small ex gold mining town on the edge of Lake Eildon.
On a glorious mild summers day we left Jamieson headed
towards the Alpine National Park.
As we climbed higher and further into the park
on this quiet country summer only road,
the clouds got thicker and darker and before long
we were in the clouds and the temperate dropped to a chilly 4 degrees celsius.
Although we were up in the clouds, there were glimpes
of stunning scenery.
Lots and lots of dead snow gums, remnants from the 2006/2007
bushfires. If you look closely in the next couple of pics you
can see the road we are about to travel on before heading into more clouds.
Occasionally the sun peeped through and it looked like there was snow
on the ghost gums.
At the top of Mt Skene was lots of lovely wildflowers,
apparently in mid January the display is magnificent.
Thank you for visiting