Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Nice Ladylike Jogette.

 Today's trail run seemed a really good idea. A nice 10 km. ladylike jogette around Lake Bullen Merri. No stress, no pain and it certainly looked inviting from the lookout .

It started off a bit tricky with all these  small volcanic rocks scattered everywhere. This lake is in an extinct volcanic crater and as there were so many rocks, some concealed under the grasses,  it made running quite dangerous.
There were also lots of cows grazing in the area and so there were plenty of cow poo's to be had. The scenery around the lake was truly spectacular, so it was nice to walk and enjoy it.

As we made our way around the lake the grasses became long and prickly. And as there has been a lot of rain just lately is got muddier and muddier. I tried to dodge a large area of mud and ended up getting into the worst mess of my life. I sank up to above my ankles and when I tried to lift my foot, my runners stayed firmly bogged. The mud was very thick and black and I'm thinking that there was a generous amount of cow poop in it. It took me some time to get out of this mess and I can tell you that the end result was less than ladylike.


 This trail eventually became quite irritating as there were no discernible trails to be found and the local farmers kindly had barbed wire or electric fences going right down to the lake. As the walk is a tourist attraction I can only think that the farmers were making it as difficult as possible to discourage runners. In some places we had to wade through the icy water to get around fences which we couldn't climb over.
Despite all of this the walk was enjoyable and I'm glad we persisted with it and didn't give up.

When we finished I was in such a mess that I had to take a small dip in the water and it was FREEZING.

 Thankyou for visiting my blog,
Cheers Karen and the Chubby Hubby.


  1. Looks like so much fun - except for the cow poo, mud and freezing water.

  2. And you were still smiling at the end of it! It looks beautiful

  3. Good fun in the end I'm sure. Pity about all the fences. Very ladylike indeed.

  4. What about a toilet for cows?
    The fresh water was the best end of the day.
    Great smiles!!!!