Wednesday was a stunning Melbourne Summer day and The Golfer and I decided to head out to the Yarra Valley. I forgot to take the camera so these are all phone pics. Our first stop was the viewing point for the Maroondah Damthen through the Black Spur with its tall, tall treesand gigantic lush tree fernsOur lunch stop was the bakery at Marysville, sitting outside under the treeswhere a honey eater thought for a moment he might join usfor a chicken schnitzel with home made relish and coleslaw (who needed tomato sauce with the home made relish??)We had a walk through the park next door
spotting this little train and a huge log (the engine is for you Anne and the log for Malcolm!)We had a walk around the town too, which from this pic you can see is nestled in a valleythen it was back to the park for a read on the rug (thoroughly enjoying the new Jane Harper)with thisand this as our viewIt was so peaceful with the gurgle of running water from the nearby stream in the background
We came back via Warburton, accidentally going down a road which half way along turned to gravel and we laughed at the sign saying ‘Rough surface ahead’ at one point; I wanted The Golfer to go back so I could add an ‘er’, and the 70kms just before a hairpin bend – someone had a sense of humour putting up the signposts! And more massively tall treesIt was a shock to hit the city roads with all the rushing traffic after our quiet interlude, but a delightful day.