Autumn Outings – Noojee Trestle Bridge

I have visited Noojee a few times, especially lately, we stopped in there to photograph the train at the History Centre a few weeks back. Then, of course, there was the shoot, which never actually happened for my Damsel in distress. Recently we were lucky to have some marvellous Autumn weather and Moth and I decided to try Noojee Bridge to fly the drone. We thought it would be so cool to get some shots of the area from above. When we got there, the place was packed! People and cars everywhere, so we left the drone in the car and just took our cameras. It was a lovely day to be out and the bridge is a great subject to shoot.

The Bridge is about 2km out from Noojee itself, which is 100km East of Melbourne, a little over 1 hour from my house. This is the oldest surviving timber trestle bridge in Victoria. it was built in 191, but in 1939 was completely burnt down and rebuilt. The surviving park is 102m long and 21m high, surrounded by gorgeous native bushland. [Read more here]

I am beginning to think Victorian Tourism has our house bugged and when we say we want to go somewhere, they secretly broadcast it to half of Victoria. Sounds paranoid I know, but everywhere we visit lately has so many people…places which have also been completely empty when we have visited previously. It is becoming more and more difficult to find places to visit which are not full of tourists.  I love working with and teaching people but when I am exploring and playing the adventurer, I like to visit places with no other people, selfish perhaps, but being alone is how I re-centre.

~ Julz