If just come back from a week in the Grampians - a wonderful, rocky and interesting place in the west of Victoria. The region has suffered more than its fare share of climate driven problems over the last few years - drought, fire and then, as if to add insult to injury, flooding rain. This may account for why the whole place seemed a little quiet compared to other years. Now quiet is good as far as I am concerned - but the people who live here need to earn a living.
We had a some great spring weather - and that Australian ritual of wrestling with the kids to put on the sun-block began for the first time in a long time!
I love the sense of space and distance you can get here - even if the flat blue skies make exposure a bit tricky.
Many of the roads in the area are not sealed - so dust is the order of the day when the sun shines, and mud and slipperiness when it rains. Thankfully we had more sun than rain.
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