ScrapHappy November 2021

Good morning and happy ScrapHappy day to everyone …. It’s here again !!!!

Seems like yesterday I had put it up a ScrapHappy Days post. The month seem to be flying by and we are almost at the end of the year.

I love this time of the month and always seem to have something ScrapHappy…. Which is very good seeing as I use up and recycle pieces of fabric or anything else for that matter.

This month Scrap happy piece is a four slice toaster cover made for a friend who lives in Perth.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera( Me)
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Esther

Here’s to the next ScrapHappy post 🤩

BILLY GOATS BLUFF

You will need more than a keen sense of adventure to tackle the Billy Goat Bluff Track. The iconic track is listed as one of the most challenging in the country. But if you have previous 4WD experience and enjoy a challenge, you can take on the high country hills with confidence( which hubby mine has in spades 🤩)

There are a few things to consider when taking on the track and the surrounding area of Alpine National Park including the track’s conditions….
We came here with all intentions of doing this track again… but this mornings skies did not give us much hope….

The track begins at the intersection of Wonnangatta Road and Billy Goat Bluff track in the Alpine National Park, near Dargo. The Billy Goat Bluff track difficulty level is high. It’s considered one of the hardest drives not only in Victoria but all of Australia. For good reason, the Billy Goat Bluff track is listed as one of Australia’s most dangerous and challenging roads. The track is extremely narrow and edged with cliff faces, making passing oncoming vehicles a challenge.

We decided to at least drive to the head of the track and make a decision from there …. The skies cleared up enough for sometime & so we bit the bullet and let the air down from the tyres & turned on the Diff Locks … engaged 4 wheel drive & headed onto the track ….

We managed the track to the helipad which is the halfway point and only place to turn around …. We did turn back as the skies started doing very ominous things …
Happy that we were able to tackle the track once again ❤️

And so it starts ….

262 days of lockdown has taken most of our year away… it’s been long and hard … but it’s also had it’s positive side… We have had work all the way through… the kids have had work all the way through … we have had lots of family time and lots of other things in between.

But with vaccination rates going up & up we have all been let out. We all need to live with the virus unfortunately and here’s praying that it becomes easier as time passes.

It’s the first time in a few months we have been able to head out into the country… something we love doing. Victoria is beautiful any time of year ( but then again I’m biased 😀), and when you have been under lock & key for so long it’s marvellous to get out.

We chose to come to a little town called Dargo…. located 348 kilometres east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Wellington. It’s a tiny little town with lots of green lush rolling hills all around. I found an Off Grid Retreat & we are here for some R&R for the next couple of nights 😍

6th November 2021