Thursday, December 08, 2016

A Visit to the Yarra Valley

Our first stop as we headed east from town was Kangaroo Ground, a small farm community. Here, there is a tower on a hill dedicated to the men lost during WWI (among other conflicts).

Also at this location is a gazebo offering a fine view of the countryside and a series of posters explaining both the lives of the aboriginals as well as the european settlers.

My apologies for those of you who are a bit squeamish, but signs such as the one below are not uncommon. Rabbits are a real pest in some places as are while dogs.

We saw the Long-Biller Corella alongside the road.

And seemingly endless fields of grapes for the production of wine.

In Healesville, we had a nice lunch and a pleasant stroll about town.

You'll notice that behind the logging truck, the Grand Hotel has a drive in balcony that is open. Sorry. Couldn't resist. Gotta practice my (grand)dad jokes

We found a cheesemonger and decided to drop in for a look about.

There was a delightful selection of cheeses and we bought a very good blue cheese for dinner.

Terrific place for a gentle drive in the country. We head back out that way before long.