As described in a recent post to this topic
, I did a bit of a walk along Tor Creek yesterday (it was originally planned to climb up Mt Tor, but that didn't work out).
As I climbed up onto this log jam, from the downstream side, I saw a platypus lazily swinging it's tail in a somersault sticking out of the water. Despite waiting quietly for a while, it never reappeared. But the log jam had created a rather pretty pool, with the logs causing the creek to split into 3, as it made its way out through the logs in different places.
The same pool and log jam as seen from upstream:
A bit further upstream again, I started encountering a lot of Horizontal scrub. At the point where this next photo was taken, I was getting in the the thick of it, and apart from going out the way I came in, this was the easiest way through and the photo shows exactly the direction I went next - I ended up climbing up and over from this point to the far side of what ended up being quite an extensive Horizontal thicket:
Looking back down Tor Creek once I eventually got out of the Horizontal, by climbing it right over the creek:
A wooden waterfall (ie, over a large fallen tree) about half way back along Tor Creek, just near where I dropped my mate's expensive UHF radio in the creek: