Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sunday drives in the countryside.

Before we had kids, we used to go on little impromptu adventures into the countryside on weekends. We would jump in the car and drive wherever the winding roads would take us, stopping for a languid lunch at a pub or cafe and take a wander about before heading home. We would go hiking, explore towns, get lost, then find our way again.
On Sunday Hubby and I both woke up with a longing for a little adventure, just the two of us, free to go wherever we wanted. Alas we don't have the luxury of dropping the kids off to grandparents for the weekend so we settled for a shorter day trip with the boys. We jumped in the car and headed north up the highway to Goulburn.
We stopped off at Lake George to take in the view...
Grabbed a coffee and had a play at Fedra Olive Grove at Collector.
And ended up at the historic waterworks at Goulburn.
It was a like a little slice of the English countryside.
The clouds and autumn light were mesmerising. It was peaceful and beautiful and I could have curled up under the weeping willow and watched the river all afternoon.

"Sudden and magnificent, the sun's broad golden disc showed itself over the horizon facing them; and the first rays, shooting across the level water-meadows, took the animals full in the eyes and dazzled them. When they were able to look once more, the Vision had vanished, and the air was full of the carol of birds that hailed the dawn."
- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

We took a peek at the pump house which is now a museum.

Then reluctantly got back in the car, stopping for lunch at a renown Goulburn bakery before heading home.


xx Em

No comments:

Post a Comment

Love, love, love hearing from my readers. Please, don't make yourself a stranger, stop by and say hi! Links to blogs are most welcome! xxx