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Making tracks

All aboard! The Huon Valley Combined Probus Club had a great day out at the Ida Bay Bush Railway recently. 

Built in 1922, the railway was created to carry limestone from the quarries southeast of Lune River. It takes a magical little journey in open cars (or, if you’re quick to board, a covered first-class carriage), through native bush and alongside the sparkling waters of Ida Bay to Deep Hole near Southport.

Fortfied by a picnic lunch, club members then explored the beautiful Kingfisher Beach and enjoyed a long and relaxing walk, many sharing childhood memories of family holidays, camping behind the boobialla hedges which provided shelter from the sea breezes.

Then it was back to rejoin the train and rattle and clack along the lines back to Lune River. It was a really great day!