Brisbane, QLD


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"LET'S WALK AROUND THE LAKE"


So we reached Rainbow Lake in the Perisher Valley after a short 2k walk. David and Carol had done it before and said this is where we turn around and go back but Bernie said, " But there is a little path going around the lake." So we all agreed to walk around the lake.


 So we followed the little overgrown track through the grass. It was fairly easy but sloshy with a few streams to jump over.

 We reached the end of the lake and it was very pretty looking back to where we came from.


We jumped over the little stream and continued around the other side of the lake hoping we would connect up to the bigger track to take us back to the car park.

As you can see the track was narrow and getting rough but Bernie, David and Sonya were finding a way through. Fox, Banjo, Carol and I came behind stopping to take photos. This was my last photo of this walk. We climbed a small rise then it dropped steeply down to a little stream. Banjo slid down on his bum. I took tiny steps and Bernie was there to hold my arm while I jumped the stream. Looked easy but I landed on a tuft of grass and my foot rolled off it and bent 90 degrees. Ouch the pain was severe. I sat down in the mud. Every one rushed to my aide. Sonya had a first aide kit with a compression bandage and she strapped it up tight. I got up and could put a little weight on it and so hobbled along the path hanging on to Carol's back pack strap so she could pull me up the hills. They found me a stick and on we went. We finally reached the main path and then it was a 2k hobble back to the car. I thought I had sprained my ankle. It hurt a lot to walk.

I was pleased to be back at the house and elevate it and ice it. It was hard negotiating the stairs up to the living area.

The view out of the window was pleasant and I had a good book to read but sadly I knew that I would not be achieving my ambition of walking to the summit of Mt Kosciusko in the next few days. However, we went sight seeing the next day.

22 comments:

  1. Sounds a bit more than just a sprain Diane.

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  2. Hope it is a small injury. You covered such a stunning area. I would have picnicked and not left for a long time.

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  3. What a lovely walk! Thanks for taking us along. I hope you are better by now. Sometimes, it's best that our plans are foiled, but I know it's hard to understand.

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  4. Oh dear oh dear ! What are we going to do with you???
    The area looks stunning so I guess a jump with "results of pain" was worth it.
    Good God - if you come here I hope there will be no swam diving off "The Skillion"??
    I believe some have tried with rather sad results. "Bill of Tell" and I will have to tie you
    up.
    Great report and photos, Diane.
    Colin

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  5. This will surely be hard for you, Diane, to stay put until your ankle heals.

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  6. Ouch. How did you walk on it all that way back?

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  7. So simple to do. It just took a tuft of grass. I don't think this is going to go well. I can't get over how beautiful the area is.

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  8. Oh Diane, how very unfortunate for you... I sympathise entirely. Having to hobble 2km back must have been excruciating, plus a fall of any kind puts you in shock. I admire your fortitude.
    I hope the healing process doesn't take too long xx

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  9. Lovely photos, I can see you enjoyed it very much until your accident. I fell on a bush walk once and also had to hobble out .. no fun at all ... but mine was only a sprain.

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  10. I will add my best wishes for a speedy recovery to those above. Your photos made the walk worthwhile for us, your readers, but it is a bit of a bummer for you.

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  11. You don't look well at all, I can see your pain...

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  12. the phtoto where you looked back is absolutely stunning, I would love to see it. so sorry your wonderful vacation came to a screeching halt to walking.. how long do you where the boot? the views are amazing and that lake is gorgeous...

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  13. Beautiful photos. Hope you're recovering well.

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  14. Sorry to hear about your injury, but I am glad you were able to get back to the car with the aid of your family. Thank heaven for good books!

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  15. Oh dear and a sprain often takes longer to recover than a break. Good though that you managed to get back to the car. How sensible is Sonya to carry a first aid kit, you just never know when it may be needed. I hope you had a quick recovery, t'other Diane

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  16. Yoicks! That was a long hobble back on a 90 degree bent ankle. You’re very brave, Diane.

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  17. Such beautiful photographs, it looks so lovely.
    But …
    Ouch!
    How on earth did you walk on it all the way back?

    I do hope you heal well and quickly.

    All the best Jan

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  18. oops! Good that your family was there to pamper you.

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