I am so far behind on blogging I can't choose what to blog about, it should be tonight's peach cobbler, but seeing as I was in Maldon yesterday I am reminded of this beautiful school holiday outing.
The day began on a regular fast V/Line train, a trip on the Bendigo line from home to to Castlemaine.
The Bowerbirds turn into zombies every time I photograph themVictorian Goldfields Railway, it was so hard to decide which carriage to board on our journey to Maldon. So much vintage goodness. We have watched the Goldfields steam train pass our home on previous occasions, and been utterly enchanted It is the sound of a bygone era chugging along, leaving a magical trail of steam in its wake. Unfortunately the day we travelled, they were not using the steam train due to the risk of starting a fire in these tinder dry parts, instead we had the Diesel train. It felt like an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine, only there was no fat controller, just an amazingly friendly train enthusiast who wandered through the carriages answering questions and ensuring we were happy. Which we were of course, abundantly happy. This certainly beats travelling all squished into our little Corolla.
Bouncy seats, I'm not sure that the children's enthusiasm for them would be appreciated by the train restorers.
A short walk and we arrived in the delightful town of Maldon.
The Maldon shot tower.
A delicious yabby burger and chicken pie for lunch.
Finally we enjoy it all again on the joyous journey home, this time in a new carriage holding some treats from Maldon's chocolate shop.