But, one of the runs I make is gorgeous. I get to drive past Mt Arapiles. Mt Arapiles rises from flat farming land and is known as a world class rock climbing destination.
In summer the canola crops around the base of the mountain are spectacular when in flower.
Last weekend on the way out to footy, Miss B snapped this picture of the Mount.
We think it looks like our own Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Many people from all over the world come to climb at Mt Arapiles. Many of them either camp at the base of the mountain or inhabit the small town of Natimuk about 10kms away. Locals affectionately call these climbers, "mountain goats". They add a scruffy, arty component to an otherwise conservative farming community.
Normally you can see the Mt clearly but today was so wet and cold, the cloud hung around all day.
It was a bit exciting to have a different view.
Last night and today we had 30mm of rain.
This is a lot for our parched clay soils.
Most of the gateways into paddocks and driveways were awash.
I was so glad I was not making a visit to a farm today.
I did have a sh#$@ moment today.
I had a huge truck on my tail pushing me beyond my comfort zone on a very water logged road.
So I turned off the highway onto a wayside stop to let the truck go by.
As soon as I turned I realised this might have not been such a good idea.
I slipped and skidded my way along, pausing of course to take a photo.
It was the longest wayside stop I have ever seen.
Anyway, I made it out safely.
When I passed the Mount on my way home it was still shrouded in cloud.
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