09-Jul-2001 -- Having already visited 38S 144E, I drove westwards toward Mortlake
along the Hopkins Highway. Just after Darlington, I turned right
onto the road to Woorndoo. After a very short time the confluence
was on my right, about 150m into the field.
This area is an old volcanic plain, and there're lots of basalt
rocks around. Many stone walls in the area are basalt. In this
field the farmer has simply made large cairns of the rocks to allow
him to till the ground.
When I left the car it was raining, but after walking across the
field (and with several centimetres of mud caked to my boots) the
rain stopped and I had no problems getting photos.
When I pulled my camera out from under my raincoat in the middle
of the paddock I realised the rubber eyecup from my camera had come
off and was hiding somewhere. Either in the long wet grass where
I jumped the fence or amongst the grass and mud somewhere I'd
walked. So I know the latitude and longitude of the missing eyecup,
but it's not going to do me a lot of good :)
The EPE on the GPS fix was 13m.
Now off to 37S 143E on the same afternoon.