Fri. Feb 25th- Wed. Mar 9th
25.02.2011 - 09.03.2011
This week has been all about meandering around Victoria. The biggest decision we make each day is deciding in what direction we are going to drive (closely followed by deciding what we are going to cook for dinner). We headed to Daylesford last weekend for a 2 night getaway. We had an accommodation voucher (thanks Alicia) so we stayed in a little cottage for the weekend- rather indulgent don’t you think, having a holiday break away from a 12 month holiday?? Anyway, it was a gorgeous (although chilly place to stay).
We went for a ride on the Saturday to a neighbouring town, Trentham. We didn’t think the overcast day was going to develop into anything much and so we headed off and ended up riding 25kms in the drizzle and rain. The hot chocolate at the bakery was sooooo good for warming up my frozen fingers and my insides (and the beef pies that we took home were terrific)!! The Red Beard Bakery in Trentham is a must if you ever pass through.
We had a hit of golf in the afternoon (on the 3 hole course in front of the cottage) and we figured all that exercise probably justified spending the night in front of the log fire with a nice Pinot from Tassie.
We headed over towards the Grampians during the week with a vague idea of touring a bit around Western Victoria. The Grampians had 7 out of their 10 campsites closed due to flood and mudslides (not to mention many roads and a lot of their most popular walks and lookouts). We saw some pretty amazing photos of mudslides that had taken out bridges and boulders as big as cars lying on roads and had a chat to the manager of the caravan park who said it will take years for the park to recover. Still, we enjoyed our couple days there. We fit in a few good walks (and it was still chilly enough for a fire in the evenings).
The road from the Grampians to Dunkeld was closed so we doubled back a bit and headed towards St Arnoud. We are going to head down towards Melbourne for the long weekend so that we can go to the Caravan and Camping Show. Hope the budget holds out because I think we will be like kids in a candy store.
Hope you are all well,
Ps, scrabble score is now J: 22 D: 20