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