It was a crisp Easter Saturday morning and we had two dogs in the house bursting at the seams for a walk. So I suggested to hubby we take Harry and Chuckles, our adopted dog for the Easter break, up the top of the Mount. We were staying overnight with his parents – what we call our ‘dinner, bed and breakfast’ getaway. For as long as I’ve been with him their home has been hospitable and welcoming.
They also live in one of the most beautiful places in Victoria. Macedon is the poorer cousin of an illustrious area. As we drive up the mountain towards Mount Macedon the road becomes steeper and the homes grander. Acres of manicured gardens and massive gates hide stately mansions. Years ago Mount Macedon was a holiday hideaway for the rich in Melbourne who would come to visit for the weekend. But our journey was to the very top of the mountain. I’ve been many times and love it every time.
There are plaques and interpretative signs at the entrance that leads to the top.
Chuckles and Harry lead the way.
It’s as though he’s saying, “Over here guys” but cloud obscured the views on the way up.
As we get closer ornate bushes and gardens line the path to the Memorial Cross.
And then we arrive. At the top the cross commemorates those who lost their lives in the First World War.
Normally you can see for miles but on this eerie morning the cloud cover was too thick.
But on the way back the cloud cover lifted revealing sprawling views.
These stunning flame trees were breath taking. No wonder the rich and famous loved to holiday here. Such a peaceful way to spend Easter Saturday.
Joining in Jo’s Monday Walk
Where ever you are today, I hope you get a chance to enjoy nature at its finest. May the grey clouds part to reveal inspiring views and a beautiful day. Wishing you peace.