Friday, July 16, 2010
Re: Wot Station was That?
Yes, Michelle picked it. Rushall Station. I had fifteen minutes or so to spare before the city bound train was due to arrive so I took a look around. Only four kilometres from the city and what a pretty little area. Firstly I saw this footbridge. I must investigate.
I walked halfway across the bridge to take some photos. It is not a very attractive bridge, but all walking bridges over rivers or creeks are nice and I imagine this one is very important for train commuters.
I guessed, later confirmed, that I was looking down at Merri Creek. It flows in a south easterly direction and joins the Yarra River just above Dights Falls. A bike bath runs along much of its length. The creek rises somewhere east of Kilmore and was once somewhat of an industrial sewer as it flowed through Melbourne's factory blighted northern suburbs. Both governments and volunteers have made a decent effort with remedial works. Looking towards the east.
Looking towards the west.
Some evidence of recent reasonable rain and stream flow.