An escape before stage 3 again

I managed to get away for a weekend of bike riding with the Bike Chicks.  We were fortunate to get a trip as we are in an area of Victoria with no active cases of COVID19 and travel was permitted within Victoria outdside the exclusion zone of metropolitan Melbourne. We had booked a stay at a magnificent farmhouse outside Yarram.

We had wonderful weather while we were away and although mask wearing wasn’t compulsory until the following Monday we were equipped for when we visited a coffee shop in Yarram.

During the weekend we had organised to make some masks for the family of one of us as they had no sewing machine and wanted to make some masks.  With a combined effort we managed to produce eight masks with only the elastic to be finished off when the size was determined.

The pattern we used was from  Sartor.cz  as I had made some masks using this pattern at home before we went away for the weekend.  The fabric was from my stash of left over quilting fabric.

We rode part of the Great Southern Rail Trail and the trail from our air b&b outside Yarram to Port Albert.  Unfortunately the trail to Port Albert is incomplete at this stage so we didn’t ride as far as we had anticipated.

Yarram is noted for its wonderful display of murals throughout the town.  This one in on an old pub.

The Great Southern Rail Trail is poorly signposted at the Port Welshpool end so we had a couple of wrong turnings before eventually getting onto the trail.

We rode from Port Welshpool to Toora and return. We had lunch in the beer garden at the pub in Toora.

This area of Gippsland is another beautiful part of the country.  We spent some time on our first day visiting Tarra Bulga National Park. Here are just a few shots of the park.

It goes without saying that we ate and drank well while we were away. All home cooking which we had planned before our trip.  This was just one night’s meal.

An absolutely fantastic weekend and enough to keep me going through this next phase of Stage 3.

 

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