I love my rope, but why be tied to the train tracks when I can prance around all over them instead – and accidentally get seen, as it turns out? Besides, my delightful villain (aka m’Lady) had far better notions than letting me be run over …
We wandered down the walkway toward the Puffing Billy Railway, which gave us a great view of the train itself. but wasn’t what we had in mind. So we decided to see if we could get to the train tracks themselves, and found a lovely picnic spot in the process.
click-throughs scattered throughout, for your delectation…
Eventually, after some scrambling up slopes and a hand from my dear owner, we found what we were after – the railway lines! (Note to self: when Tethys says you won’t need to pack sneakers? Pack sneakers.) Of course the first thing I did, after having some water, was to promptly take off all my clothes!
There were two lines – one that Puffing Billy ran on (the one to the right of the pic), and one that had the mothballed carriages on it. And those great signals you can see behind me!
“Anyone coming?” We’d timed it so we had about forty-five minutes before Puffy Billy was due to leave the station. But I’d still rather not be surprised by a big heavy carriage of running-me-down.
I was having a great time playing on both of the lines – but I’d forgotten that there was a level-crossing! I hope the people in this car enjoyed their view…
There are actually a heap more photos – but I’ll save those for another post, another day. No sense tiring you out with all the pretty Australian views!
That was so much fun