I’ll always have fond memories of Flinders Peak in that it was my first tough mountain that I tackled by myself on my nature/fitness journey. I’ve got this week off work so I did a solo trip up mid-morning yesterday. I thought I’d check out the southern side of the mountain and discovered some great views south and back towards the peak that I hadn’t seen before. Refreshing.
Driving to Toowoomba during the early hours of yesterday morning I came across a long abandoned ‘Servo Plus’ service station. So I stopped for some snapshots.
Servo is an Aussie shortening of the term Service Station which is a place to fill your car (Gas Station in the United States).
A friend and I hiked to White Rock early morning last Sunday to beat the heat. I haven’t hiked White Rock that early in the morning before and the sunlight was amazing and really highlighted how green it was – greener than I’ve seen it for years. I recorded a video which is below the photo gallery.
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I took my mate Mike up to Flinder’s Peak this morning to kick-start 2017. Even though we began the ascent before 7am it was still really hot by the time we reached the top and we were lucky to make a quick descent before it got crazy hot. We both carried about 2.5 litres of water which was just enough for the temperature which reached about 36 degrees Celsius.
It was great to have some company (I usually hike alone) and I hope I have piqued his interest in climbing some more mountains (perhaps when it cools down a bit).