Happy Birthday Miffy!!
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In last weeks blog there was a photo titled 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. It was actually at Hanging Rock, just north of Melbourne, location of the famous book written in the 60's by Australian author Joan Lindsay. She was married on St Valentines day, so the day was special to her, and she set the events of the book on that day. I'm in the process of reading it - I believe it has a strangely ambiguous ending... Hanging Rock is an interesting place - an old volcanic mamelon (magma) worn into columns
We have come south now - back to the coast. We couldn't drive the Great Alpine Road as it's still closed due to the bush fire. We drove a different way, further east, where the views were still pretty spectacular, and the road equally so. It wasn't sealed all the way - about 20Km is still gravel road which they are in the process of making up. It didn't make much difference to us as we were going so slowly anyway due to the bends and steepness! We spent a couple of nights at Swifts Creek, a sweet little town in the mountains, but during the course of the second day the wind changed direction and the smoke came our way. You could smell it in the air and see it on the van!
No Valentines pressies today! There's no escape from each other and Ned isn't here to do the job! We may have lunch out if we find a good place to go.