Today did not go exactly as planned unfortunately. Col noticed that the tyres on the trailer were hot the other day, so thought he should check the bearings. His hunch was right and the bearings were shot, so he had to spend a good portion of the day replacing them. Luckily he had packed spares. He did make a video of how to change the bearings though.
I was keen to go to the Pioneer Museum in Northcliffe today as I like looking through all the history. But this was not a particularly good museum I didn’t think. It was just a gold coin donation. We did almost get locked in there! I went to leave and the door was locked but I could hear someone the other side of the door, so I started knocking. Then knocking and calling out. And eventually the lady opened the door and apologised as she thought everyone had left! Glad we didn’t have to break out of the museum. There was a lifelike doll in a crib called ‘Sugar Britches’ that I was pretty convinced was moving. Wasn’t keen to stay the night there.
The highlight of today was the Northcliffe Sculpture Walk called ‘Understory’ by Southern Forest Arts. This was a really nice surprise and totally unexpected. If you get a chance to do the walk I think it is really worth it. The walk is 1.2km though beautiful forest with sculptures by various artists woven in along the path. You listen to the artists talking about their pieces on an MP3 player as you wander through. It cost $10pp and $3 for the MP3 player.
Afterwards we went through the gallery and looked at the sculptures by Kim Perrier, very talented! You can access the walk and the gallery through the Visitor Centre. Just be prepared to defend yourself against the March flies! There was also poetry, music and stories on the MP3 and it would have been great to sit in the forest and just listen. So allow some time when you go.