When is a road not a road?

To: "Cog line" <>
Subject: When is a road not a road?
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 17:56:24 +1100
Feeling the need for a bike ride this morning I decided to go visit grid square p16 since ther have been few reports for the square. 
Looking at the Hoskintown 1:25k map the direct route was along Douglas Close, Carwoola and along a dirt road to Knox Close.  As I approached the end of Douglas Close there were ominous signs saying "end of road".  On balance I'd say the signs won out over the map: it is not often I have to walk my bike downhill!  A goat would want penalty rates for this track, and I'd suggest folk in cars (even 4x4s) take the longer way back to Captain's Flat Road.
Birdswere not very evident in the area, and only 9 species were recorded.  The time spent fighting the erosion gullies en route reduced the amount available for birding.  While it does count as a "square visited"  I will allow more time for a future trip and explore the more southern parts of Bowen Drive and Walda Close!
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