These pix were taken on August 28 2013 in the Montrose Brickworks Flora Reserve.
This was a 2 km hike along the Heritage Trail and adjacent tracks. The large reserve is reached by gates on Cambridge and Montrose Rds, and is mainly reclaimed bushland, with a central trail and creek. The brickworks started in the 1920s and closed down in the 1950s, when the dam and pits were filled in and the buildings demolished. A few bricks remain near the old pit.
The "military" personnel were a group of Cadets from the Ringwood East base, on training exercises, "armed" with look-alike laser-guided rifles purchased from KMart!
Click here to view a Slideshow of all of the Photos of my visit!
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- One of my personal objectives is to convince Australia's millions of TV addicted couch potatoes to make the switch and convert to bush potatoes! In other words, get out there and see the REAL Australia. Go bushwalking - by yourself or with someone! If you never never go, you'll never never know...!