Getting desperate for fresh dirt up here. Decided to try an old swimming hole.
Parked at the end of the track just on dawn and made my way into the bush, a certain strong earthy scent drifted down the stream valley as the nearby residents fired up the weed. After 10 minutes, I was at the pool - been closed off for about 70years as tracks fell into disrepair, and property owners actively discouraged people. An initiative over the last couple of years has seen the path reopened. And it really is a neat walk along the stream, about 40min each way, but I was only going as far as the swimming hole this morning.
I expected a lot of spacejunk so focused above the flood level and also over the creases in the bedrock, places people would sit or change. An hour or so gave me a nice range of pennies and halfpennies 1940’s - 1960’s. Really happy with the result.
Wandered a little further downstream, and found a fine example of why you don’t build in a flood zone - Looks like some sort of sleepout from the days when the adjoining property owners had exclusive access.
A short way off the track I came across this 1930’s spoked wheel - Looks like a Model A or similar. Probably past restoration The good old crossply tyre wasn’t in bad nick though, probably due to being protected from sun.
Might go back and just have a fossick in the area, looks like the house above was just throwing their crap over the edge - could be some interesting early bits and pieces under the cliff.
Now…What time’s low tide?