With a population of about 300 people, Clackine is an adventure which many just drive by. Sadly, it reminds me of the 'Cars Movie' where most travel pass without stopping to see what this little place has to offer.
In the corner was a postage/convenience store which marked about the only retail outlet in the immediate area. Of course, I saw a road that sort of disappeared into a world which screamed "explore me", which I did.
An adventure wishing to be explored (Photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)
While the road was lined with homes, it looked as if each house was brilliantly crafted with an invitation saying: "Please stop and look at me". Of course, I felt a little guilty taking a picture of a wonderland which I knew I should keep secret, but was just bursting to show the world.
Wonderland (Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird)
Who would think that a little place just tucked to the side of the road would have so much to explore and see? And to think that more than 80% of us drive past each day! I wonder what would happen if just some of stopped for a moment, walked in the store, bought a drink and enjoyed a journey down a road that should really say "wonderland"?
Thank you for showing us a little bit of Clackline. If you had walked a little way down from the shop towards the river, you would find the tunnel under the highway that leads to the old station. The size of the platforms indicate just how important this junction town was. There are also four walking tracks which would be full of wildflowers at the moment.