The Rosstown Rail Trail is all a bit of a joke really; there is no railway, there was only ever one train on it, and there is no rail trail — just a handful of signs at semi-random locations, some pointing one way, some pointing the other, and the odd place where there are signs that point in both directions. The general feel is that someone somewhere once got some funding to put a few signs in.
This afternoon we decided that it was time to get out of the house and complete the Lilydale to Warburton rail trail — lazy pair that we are!
We parked at Woori-Yallock and lunched on pies from their award-winning bakery, then down to the trail to ride off along the valley — periodically checking the horizon for any signs of smoke! There are no bushfires around this part of the state, but I didn’t really want to be around if one started from a cigarette out of a car window.
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.