Just a Chance of showers

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 ?

 

5 thoughts on “Just a Chance of showers

  1. So you didn’t have the luck for this part. Walks in the rain have their own pleasure, though. Lovely pictures. I especially like #5, the larger one. I’d linger there for a while, looking back at the water side mostly.

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  2. I k we as soon as I read your title what was going to happen, but then I live in Melbourne too! nice shots though and yes we still need lots of the wet stuff for our dams.

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  3. Rain, rain, go away, please come back another day…I wonder why that’s rolling in my head right now 🙂 That’s a lovely walk you took us on even in the rain. It’s nice to see where you live and thereabouts. We’ve got cooler weather today, in the low 70s. The weatherman told us it is coming down from Canada, another reason to thank our Canadian friends as it’s been the nicest day we’ve had in about 4 months as being non rainy, non muggy, non heatwave but I’m not moaning I promise 🙂 Wishing you a great weekend Cathy and thanks for stopping by.

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