DAY 97: Tripping over the Garfield water wheel

6 Dec

SO far my driving lesson excursions have taken in the Porcupine Township, a fleet of London buses, Castlemaine Gaol, the Harcourt wineries and some spectacular views.

I’m clearly just a chauffeur for my instructor, as I have to tightly enquire: “Am I going left or right?” whenever we hit a junction (rare, when you’re tootling around picturesque backwaters) and, “Can I try some parallel parking now?”

The remains of this 1887 wheel, in a backroad known as Forest Creek, wasn’t even signposted. How about that? They’ve just forgotten about it. In England we’d erect a statue and cordon it off.

Keeper? I’d probably show off and take someone out here, yeah.

5 Responses to “DAY 97: Tripping over the Garfield water wheel”

  1. youaredoingthatwrong December 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Hey dude,

    Just a rather quick, somewhat silly question- your blog looks fantastic! How did you do that with WordPress?


  2. valentish December 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm #


    After fannying about in an ineffective manner for a few days, I decided to just get my mates at to pimp it up… and they could better explain how.


  3. emmo December 13, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Have you been to the red white and blue mine? big o’l poppet head hiding out in the scrub, similar to the Garfield wheel, which, if you look closely has my name scraped into the stone.

  4. valentish December 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    “Emmo woz ere” or “Emmo sux cox”?


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