I’ve wandered over a fair bit of this block, but had only had a short time up on top of the ridge. Yesterday I decided to take my time and check out as much as possible up there. The owner of the block had a dozer cut a track right to the peak of the ridge, at the back of the property. The boundaries run from down at the bottom here, and converge up either side of the ridge to a narrow spot at the top. Here:
There are some potentially brilliant views out to Weary Bay that take in the entire length of the beach. From Rattlesnake Point at the top end, and almost all the way down to the mouth of the Bloomfield River in the South.
If circumstances permitted, and I had the money to entice the owner, I’d buy this block and build something cosy up there. Water would have to be pumped up through Two or Three holding tanks, but it would be well worth the effort.
The track up the hill starts easy, with an avenue running off to the left to the Eastern paddocks.
I should also mention that proper safe walking shoes are a must. But hey, it’s my backyard 🙂
A little further up the hill it gets a bit steep. Nothing serious
Further up the hill is our water supply (25m vertical down to the house). The rise from the pump would be 30 metres maybe, over 200 metres. Just guessing, because I haven’t measured it.
and the area that was cleared for (what I now know) a horse training pen.
The views here are obscured by regrowth, but glimpses show how cool this spot would be for a cabin.
Now here would be a stunning spot for a single bedroom, self-contained cabin. A big bed that takes advantage of the views. A bath-house that does the same, and a kitchen with all the necessities.
In my next post, I’ll show you some stuff I found on the way up the hill. Kinda like nature creating mesas in miniature.