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Visited an old mining township called Clunes in Victoria on the weekend on a very nostalgic trip. I lived there as a child in the 1950s and one of the 2 homes we lived in has been turned into a wonderful b&b. It was called Hillcrest when we lived there and still is With permission from the owners my 2 older brothers and younger sister and I had a walk around the garden. The house was built in the late1800s and has been converted into 2 apartments, one upstairs one downstairs. The garden is magnificent. The circular drive way still has the original partitions, now filled with cottage garden flowers but was lawn when we lived there. My brothers remember having to lift up the lawn mower to mow these sections. Check out the australiana wombat seat carved out of a very large log, must have been a tree trunk.
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Here's an old cabin in the woods from my camping trip. It sits all by itself in the middle of the forest, along a six mile trail. I believe the first time I remember seeing it was in 2012, and I thought it was the creepiest place. Just a random spooky cabin in the woods.

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Of course, now days I see something like this and think "I wish I lived in a place like this". As long as it has electricity and internet access, of course! :LOL:

I tried to find information about the history of this cabin, but there doesn't seem to be any, other than what's on the small sign in front of the cabin. It's called the Grover/Smith cabin, it was built in 1929 and restored in 2003. That's about all the information that exists about it. No special history that I'm aware of, but interesting regardless.

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Mmm .......would make a lovely weekend bolt hole.......but agree that it is rather spooky looking :nailbiting:. Think I would need the full history of it first :unsure::), but then I am a scaredy cat :ROFLMAO:
 

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No, mind out of the gutter. With the past several days warm and a lot of rain,.......the first I have ever seen out in nature. Stinkhorn and wow do they live up to the name.
 
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I'm actually halfway through a book on the history of the Vikings, now this book tells me the Vikings were actually the rejects of Scandinavian society. My adopted family are Danes and Norwegians and in all my years I've never heard the word Viking from their lips, not even from the older ones who still speak the mother tongues.

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I'm actually halfway through a book on the history of the Vikings, now this book tells me the Vikings were actually the rejects of Scandinavian society.
I think you need to find another book @johnny canoe. I've read quite a lot about Vikings and I've not heard that before. I've just finished reading about Ragnar Lothbrok.

I love those little birds, their colouring is similar to a Coal Tit. :)
 
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Hello Sheal,
Sorry I have to make a correction. The book actually calls the early Vikings, "men with nothing to lose". I guess I focused too much on some of their activities at home that made them have to high tail it.
 
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Hello Sheal,
Sorry I have to make a correction. The book actually calls the early Vikings, "men with nothing to lose". I guess I focused too much on some of their activities at home that made them have to high tail it.
As you know @johnny canoe the Vikings were very strong in all respects especially as seafarers which is why Britain suffered so much. I have a book that may interest you although it was published in the 1990's. It's some while since I've read it and obviously updates to history will have happened since. It's called 'The Vikings' and written by Else Roesdahl. You may be able to check it out on Amazon.
 
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I thought that I would add a little information as regards the Norns mentioned by @Sheal.

According to Norse mythology, they live by a tree called "Yggdrasil" which is an ash, and supposedly the largest tree in the world, as its branches cover the heavens. It could be said that they are gardeners, as they keep the tree alive by continually feeding its 3 roots with white sand and water. The first of these roots goes to Midgård which is where humans live, and Asgård, where the Gods live. The second goes to Utgård, which is the home of giants. The third and final root, which is on the northern side of the tree, goes to Neifelheim. That is the unpleasant kingdom of darkness and death.

Norse mythology has a very slightly different view of the three Norns.

Urd was the goddess of destiny that represented the past and she was the oldest of the witches. Urd spanned the livelihood of all people, animals and beings in the world. It was she who decided how long the thread would be and when she cut it off, the user died.

Verdandi represented the current, the present. It was said that she was the most beautiful of the witches but she did not have as much power as the others.

Skuld was the Norn that wove together all the livelihoods of life to what should come. She represents the future.
 
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Cor, love the corbelling at the top @Sheal :)

Looks like sandstone. Chimney stacks have been rebuilt recently :)
 
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Yes, there's a lot of sandstone used here, past and present. The tower is still lived in which is why maintenance is ongoing and the fact it's only open to the public a handful of days each year. :)
 

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