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On a day when there was just a chance of showers The Golfer and I took a drive – along the Maroondah Highway to a little spot a short distance past Healesville.  Just a quiet country drive – after all the weather man had said there was just a chance of showers – and it was just to get us out of the house.

Maroondah Dam (Resevoir) was built in the 1920s – is capable of holding 22,000 megalitres – the surrounding grounds have been made into a park and are open to the public –  http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/maroondah-reservoir-park – it’s a great place to go for a quick visit or for a whole day.

Thats where we were heading – to see what, or if any, of the spring flowers were in bloom – to walk up the Rose Stairway to the top of the dam wall – and to see how much water is actually in the dam (always a talking point).  Should be ok as the weather man had said there was only a slight chance of showers.

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Very high from where we are standing

Very high from where we are standing

Not a soul to be seen

Not a soul to be seen

Not the best day for bench sitting

Not the best day for bench sitting

So we arrive (in the rain) and realise there weren’t many cars in the car  park and there’s not a soul to be seen.  Of course the roses had been pruned but disappointingly none of the Azeleas or Rhododendrons were in flower so it was a bit bleak and wintery looking.  Oh what the heck we are here for a walk and walk we will lol

The Rose Stairway

The Rose Stairway

Walk along the top of the dam wall

Walk along the top of the dam wall

Yes it was that grey and miserable looking at the top, the mist hung everywhere  – and after that long hot spell over summer the water level is defintely down on last year.

Lovely day for ducks!

Lovely day for ducks!

Could definitely do with some more!

Could definitely do with some more!

What’s the weather like where you are – do you do country  drives  just to get out of the house ?

 

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