Distance: 21 km
Today I exhausted the charms of Derby. I had to wait for the park shop to open for me to buy ice but once that was done I set off.
First stop the Visitors’’ Centre where I parked the car and followed the Heritage Walk Guide. It was a typical self guided town walk a mixture of what had been but was gone, a brief town history and an explanation of what still remained. It passed a pleasant hour or so in the cool of the morning.
The propeller and anchor of a ship, SS Colac, that was damaged and sank at the wharf in 1910.
The Derby Museum.
The Old Woolshed and Tramway restoration project.
By now I was a bit peckish so I called in at the Jila Gallery Cafe for coffee and cheesecake.
Finally back at my starting point I decided to revisit the wharf because I had missed the Centenary Mosaic when I visited yesterday.
The tide was out so the tidal mud flats were visible.
I drove to Derby’s Old Gaol next to the Police Station. What an awful place it must have been, just a cage with a tin roof and rings in the floor for attaching chains, No toilets. Terrible!
Finally I was out walking looking for lunch when I came across this hollow Boab tree which was just part of the streetscape. From one side it looked a healthy solid Boab from the other it was a different matter.