First walk was along the disused Canberra to Cooma railway. I joined the track at the old Tuggeranong siding. As I started walking along the tracks, I actually heard a Ssssss sound thus hearing the snake before seeing it. It was a red belly black and it disappeared into a hole before I could get my camera out. For the rest of the walk, I kept the camera out just in case. Some black faced sheep watched my journey with much interest. Got to my waypoint which required some gathering of information and because the cache belongs to Thomas, there was the joy of being stabbed by the only blackberry within 20km. The return journey was back the way I had come with a diversion through a lovely pine forest
The next day found me doing the Mt Eliza saddle loop through Tidbinbilla. I was fixing some of my waypoints for my existing cache - all points were present and an earlier declared missing one actually had returned I think the emus are messing with me.
A bit further on, I did some exploring on some large granite boulders, just off the trail. I managed to lose my footing and put my hand out to break my fall. It wasn't too good. XRay's today confirmed a fracture of the middle finger of my left hand. But, it wasn't time to activate the Emergency Beacon so I sat on the boulder and lo and behold, guess what happened????? Nope, you're wrong! A Japanese tourist passed by :) . He asked if I was ok and why I was on the boulder. I just said I was enjoying the view and he went on his way. Tis a lovely walk, even with a broken finger and you should all do it !