I rode out to Mt Samson and Samsonvale again this morning to continue my search for any remnants of the old Railway line, and to check out the Samsonvale Bora Ring.
The railway line heads north from Mount Samson to Samsonvale. Unfortunately it disappears into the lake now. This is the view looking South towards Mount Samson station. The embankments are still evident.
The Samsonvale Bora Ring was an ancient, sacred, ceremonial site used by the Turrbal Aborigines for corroborees and initiation ceremonies. It stands less than a hundred metres from a busy road and is easy to see, although I’m sure most of the people driving by would have no idea about the important events that have transpired here for thousands years.
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Note: My GPS had a glitch between Mt Samson and Samsonvale so I wasn’t able to record those tracks.
Max elevation: 90 m
Min elevation: -52 m
Total climbing: 694 m
Total descent: -643 m
Average speed: 19.73 km/h
Total time: 05:14:04