Walking the Barwon River Reserves

Cada vez es más frecuente encontrar gente que pasea, hace deporte y lleva su cámara para inmortalizar los lugares, paisajes, momentos durante su travesía a pie o en bicicleta.

More and more people take their cameras while walking or ciclying to make unforgettable sites, landscapes, moments.

Melbourne Walks

ImageI had an unexpectedly interesting walk yesterday in Geelong, along the banks of the Barwon River – I was anticipating a straightforward, shady riverside walk, but ended up with much more: grand Victorian villas and red brick industrial heritage factories, a lesson in 30 million year old geology with vistas to boot from Seaview park, and a close up commune with a pelican at the adjoining Balyang sanctuary.  The Barwon River Reserves cover both banks of the Barwon River for almost its entire urban length, with excellent cycle/walking paths, and are full of hidden surprises.  Who knew, for example, that the world’s first ice making machine was invented by newspaperman, James Harrison on the banks of the Barwon in 1854!!

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3 comentarios to “Walking the Barwon River Reserves”

  1. Hi there (Ola!) – this is an old wool scouring mill factory on the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. 1000 years ago, Geelong was the centre of the wool industry in Australia and famous for exporting its fine quality wooolen blankets and also woolen fabric for military uniforms. J.

  2. Oh, that should be 100 years ago, not 1000!🙂

  3. bloggracia Says:

    Thank you for your explanations July. Welcome.

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