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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Lazy Sunday Afternoon...

We are staying in The Grampians this weekend. And, as is obligatory for the area, we spent yesterday hiking. We took a circuit route that travelled over 10 kms, starting at Halls Gap and lifting 400 meters to the aptly named viewing ledge of The Pinnacle. From there we came back along a different route along a ridge overlooking the lower valley and eventually descending back to where we started.  I admit it doesn't sound tooooo difficult, but there were a lot of steps up and down and lots of big rocks to clamber over, and it took us nearly 5 hours to complete. Phew.

Today (Sunday) our muscles and joints are complaining angrily at yesterday's endeavours and so we have decided to kick back and take it easy. And what a place to do so. A lovely wood fire, a back yard where local wildlife drop by for a chat, and a short stroll away is a cafe or two serving mugs of hot chocolate and freshly baked muffins.

Lazy Sunday afternoon.
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5 comments:

Jodie said...

Sounds delightful.

ZippyZippy said...

What a wonderful spot to relax, we are in Horsham, and don't get up there enough
enjoy

bec said...

I was up there on the Queen's B'day weekend, as I think I mentioned on FB. I dont remember where we started from but did a 2 hr walk up and back from the Pinnacle. I think my legs are still sore! 5hrs would have required an ambulance for unfit old me. But very worth it. I hope there was a tub you could soak in after...

one little acorn said...

Yes Jodie - it really was such a gorgeous weekend. Shame we had to come back really...
Zippy Zippy, isn't it amazing how when something is so close it still manages to be neglected. It was really nice to get back there after so many years... as you would know of course.
And Bec, yes I think the 10km round trip was rather ambitious, but we are happy to say we did it. Unfortunately, two days later, my muscles are still protesting! No spa for a soak, but we did have a log fire to relax by. Way too long between my last visit, must head back there again sometime.

Old Guy said...

Hi there OLA! Welcome back to your wonderful Blog.I Love the Grampians and Hall's gap .