(continued from yesterdays post)
With all that rain came flooding. Flooding in our home town. Flooding back the way we came. Flooding out west. In fact, it seemed to be flooding everywhere but where we were. Thank you to those asking if we were okay. We were, but we just had to be careful which way we headed.
On a whim we decided to check out the Yarra Valley and then head home through the Victorian High country. We'd never been before. No rush as we still had a week up our sleeve if need be.
We drove through the Yarra Ranges and saw trees the size we'd never seen before.
We saw delightful little towns (Powelltown and Warburton to name a few), picturesque vineyards and lines of apple orchards.
We set up camp just a few minutes out of Healesville. Gorgeous tree lined streets, good food and the best coffee made it a very pleasant place to stay.
A delicious lunch was had at the Grand Hotel.
The parks are far nicer down there.
We adjusted to our camping life and fell into a relaxed daily rhythm.
We enjoyed some local aged beef, cooked medium rare on the camp cooker. The next night it was pork and fennel sausages.
We visited the Maroondah Reservoir dam which was 99% full.
After three nights we packed up the camper. It was time to move on.
We didn't really want to leave. I think we will be back sometime.
Have you visited these parts before?