Well, it is more than a year since I last wrote a travel post so this is a welcome change.
We have just returned from a road trip in Victoria, our home state. We are still at the stage where we don’t want to venture too far from home but we were keen to get out and about.
My husband had his 70th birthday celebration with our family a few weeks before his actual birthday so on the actual day of his birthday he and I decided to go for a trip as an extra celebration. Where did we go? We went to Castlemaine which is a place that has a link to my husband’s ancestry.
The trip took us about six hours but it was a wonderful drive, particularly as we were able to stop here.
This is Four Pillars Gin Distillery and I have been trying to buy some of their Shiraz Gin for a while and have been unable to get any so I was delighted to buy some at the source.
The place we stayed in was an old building that had been converted into apartments.
There was plenty to see and do in Castlemaine and the first place we visited was The Mill. What an eclectic place that is. Their website gives thorough explanations of all that happens there.
You can click on the image to enlarge it. There are up to 90 different tenants or art spaces. We spent some time in the area known as Platform 5 the Vintage Bazaar. I loved their quirky sense of humour.
We had breakfast at Das Kaffeehaus and that was a beautiful space to start our day at the Mill.
I forgot to take a photo of the Viennese breakfast I had. You will just have to take my word for it that it was delicious.
We finished off our day with a visit to the Shedshaker Taproom after having visited the botanical gardens.
The perfect end to my husband’s birthday.