Serenity in the Mountains

Yesterday we arrived at Dinner Plain in the Victorian High Country. It is one of my favourite places. Set amongst the alpine Snow gums and button grass plains it exudes a sense of tranquility. Dinner Plain is a village but there is little here so a great place to escape the over stimulation of our city lives.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Bright and Benalla where we had stopped for a visit to the art gallery and later ice creams. As we drove up the mountain the fluffy clouds resting on the top became a grey solid wall! We could barely see the road. Bill discovered that his BMW did not have its lights on, something it does automatically in the dark. The grey mass was too glarey and it was only when a guy flagged us down to tell us we were virtually invisible that we became aware. Smart cars aren’t always so smart!

After arriving at our chalet, a spacious place with great views but a very small fridge, the clouds lifted to reveal the valley and trees our place looks out over.

We all relaxed and it wasn’t too long before Kim set out our dinner of chilli con carne (but without the carne-Spanish for meat!) It was delicious but we had a laugh when I said I had made a vegetarian curry as Irene and Kim had decided to do meat based meals this trip!

Today we walked to Precipice Plain a pleasant if rather boggy track; Made more so by the dirt bikers who had slithered and skidded through the puddles. It is so quiet, although Kim and I chattered so much we left the others behind. Our excuse is noise is a deterrent to any snakes🤣🤣.

We lunched at the Precipice and then walked back through woodland trees and a steady up hill climb. The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging around, sharing photos and chatting.

The old gang back together. From left to right; Bill, Irene, Kim and David
David and Kath ( me)

It is so relaxing. Heavenly. And my leg held up well. No trouble at all. Yippee!!!

Author: fleetfootkath

I am a keen walker and traveller. I love to explore and learn about new people, places and cultures with a sense of joy and gratitude for this fortunate life. I believe walking is a wonderful way to really connect with the present and the beauty of the world that surrounds us. It makes me happy.

5 thoughts on “Serenity in the Mountains”

  1. Sounds wonderful. Just as well someone let you know about the car lights. I laughed at your snake joke. You are certainly fit. Good on you. Keep going.

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  2. Kath
    Looks very peaceful; enjoy.
    I was just reading an Age article saying how people who spend time in nature are more balanced mentally and physically!!
    So well done.

    Sent from my iPhone


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