I’ve been on my first proper road trip.
My friend and I packed up and went for a drive Saturday morning and we headed to a small town in central Victoria for some hiking…or ‘bush walking’.
We wanted to get to a place called Hanging Rock but upon arriving the park ranger was turning people away as he was closing up early due to weather conditions…the dry, hot temperatures (at or above 40 for pretty much the entire time I’ve been out here) had cause a total fire ban for the state and was great cause for concern for that particular park. He was helpful though and directed us to another park that was open so off we went…staying cautious of the conditions.
We explored a very nice wooded area (with a very short walk) near Mount Macedon and then had a lovely drive through the town named the same. Still wondering where to get in another hike, we eventually found the Camel’s Hump and proceeded on a short, but very steep, hike up to the top. We were about 1km up and the view was amazing!!
We continued to explore in the park and found Memorial Cross which has a strong history as a monument to a fallen solider in WWI. Very beautiful location with another gorgeous view.
After exploring and cleaning up we headed off to dinner in the tiny town of Macedon and ate at a local restaurant called Olive Jones and had a very entertaining night! When we were getting out of the car we heard live music and decided, even with the heat, we would sit outside in the garden to listen to the music…well it turned out the music was a one man karaoke singer who enjoyed his own jokes and dancing like a fool to his singing. Simon and I made a pact…”no eye contact”!! It was funny and a good night all around….even if it did take 2 hours to order, eat and pay!
It was an excellent start to my adventure here and I am looking forward to many other road trips and trips in general!
~ Hugs and Love ~