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.
Also toured the old town and imagined what it was like in its heyday, and visited the Beehive Mine chimney and railway station.
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.
The Castlemaine station was grander than the Maldon station but in the same style.
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.
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.