After my time with Deen on the Murray I went to Maldon for 4 days before heading home on Friday.  It was very cold with temperatures down to 2 or 3 overnight, also the first rain since leaving home 9 weeks ago.  Not only out of shorts but a jumper as well.  Mt Tarrengower gave great views over Maldon and the surrounding country.

20170905-4338 View over Maldon from Mt Tarrengower

 

Also toured the old town and imagined what it was like in its heyday, and visited the Beehive Mine chimney and railway station.

20170905-4345 Beehive Chimney Maldon Med

20170905-4341 Maldon Station #1 Med

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next day I took a steam train to Castlemaine for the day, it was a relaxing trip and great to hear the toot of the steam engine.  The first class carriage was set up like a lounge with leather club chairs and a bar.

20170906-4347 Maldon to Castlemaine Steam Train Med20170906-0664 Pullman Carriage Maldon Train Med

 

The Castlemaine station was grander than the Maldon station but in the same style.

20170906-0661 Castlemaine Station Med

 

I walked around town, visited an antique market and visited the Burke and Wills monument built on the highest part of Castlemaine in 1862 less than a year after they died, such was their renown.

20170907-4353 Castlemaine Burke & Wills Monument Med

 

 

I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch with Marg’s brother Barry and his wife Cas in Kyneton on the penultimate day of my holiday, it was a good way to finish my travels.   Now I have to try and clean the red dirt off the caravan and car.

2 Comments on Maldon

  1. David Incoll says:

    Thank you for sharing your adventures. It has been a real pleasure to read your regular missives. I hope home doesn’t feel too mundane or empty after such a long time away. Good luck with the cleaning! Love from me and Elizabeth x

  2. Russ says:

    Glad you enjoyed the blog. Love to you both Russ xx

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