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My WeekendNotes - 446
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Glenburnie Road is a road of two contrasts. The section from Canterbury Road to Langford Road is narrow and undul... [more]
Camperdown is 190 kms west of Melbourne on the Princes Highway. As you travel across the flat volcanic plains of the wes... [more]
Noorat is a small hamlet on the Terang to Mortlake Road, 211 kms west of Melbourne. The 2016 census recorded 333 residen... [more]
This reasonably sized reserve in Nunawading features several walking paths, a playground, and undercover picnic and BBQ ... [more]
Hedgeley Dene Gardens in Malvern East is definitely a people's garden, judging by the people using them. Older couples... [more]
Rowville Lakes are three lakes in the Lakes Estate, which runs between Stud Road and Bridgewater Way in Rowville. The ... [more]
Due to the current health crisis, you may be deprived of your daily exercise of a walk in the park or around the block. ... [more]
This beautifully landscaped reserve is almost hidden, as being a former quarry it is below eye level. It is not on a maj... [more]
Stage 1A of the Lilydale to Yarra Glen rail trail has recently been opened to walkers and cyclists. Stage 1A is from Lil... [more]
The Warrandyte Riverside Market is just that, a market along the banks of the Yarra River which flows through Warrandyte... [more]
The Yarra River walk at Warrandyte is about 2.5 kms in length, but I have concentrated on the 1km stretch which passes a... [more]
Before I qualified for a driving licence, I dreamed of owning a sports car. You know, one of those cars that the soft... [more]
This rather small garden is hidden away behind the strip of shops in Mount Dandenong Road in Montrose. It can also be ac... [more]
An antique shop in a country town is normal fare. But three in one town? Yarra Glen boasts three, all in the main stre... [more]
\You get three Kingfishers with this tour. The company, Kingfisher Cruises, the boat, M.V. Kingfisher and the bird, the ... [more]
The chance of a flight in a Douglas DC-3 doesn't happen every day, but Air Nostalgia, operating out of Essendon Aerodrom... [more]
The Camperdown Mill self-contained apartments are advertised as unique, historic and luxurious; and they are. - Uni... [more]
Anglicare, the Treasure Chest. 24 John Street. Hours: 9am - 4pm Mon. to Fri. Despite its small frontage, the... [more]
 
Norris Circuit is part of the former Croydon Golf Course. The circuit is only 600 metres in length. It is a short w... [more]
This drive meanders from Wonga Road to Kalinda Road for about 900 metres. The Wonga Road end has two fenced retardi... [more]
Roseman Road is 1.1 kms in length running from Switchback Road to St. Andrews Drive. It is a genuine floral bonanza... [more]
The New Community Op Shop is run by Ringwood New Community Church, which returns all profits to the local community.... [more]
Greenslopes Drive is only about one kilometre in length as it describes a semi-circle starting and ending on Hull Road. ... [more]
. The Flower Picnic is a small florist shop but it is big on friendly service and offers a variety of floral arrangemen... [more]
Spriggs Drive is on the former Croydon Golf Course. Although a newly established area, most gardens are well established... [more]
Rasling Raw is a pop-up shop in the Lilydale market place, featuring handmade soap and natural skin & hair care products... [more]
03/05/2021 - 08/05/2021
The Tim Neville Arboretum is on Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully. It is a 4.4 ha., former orchard that was constructed i... [more]
Long View Road is a very pleasant 1.2 km. walk. It is undulating, but not too steep and has a big surprise. It star... [more]
Kurrajong Avenue is very short but it starts and ends with a reserve. It starts at Hull Road with an open grassed ... [more]
Goldsmith Avenue is an 800 metre avenue with a dead end at both ends but can be accessed from side streets. It is a well... [more]
This 800-metre road runs directly from Hull Road to Lincoln Road. It is straight but has a few steep bits. It is a ... [more]
Crown Point Ridge is only 700 metres as it begins at Allambi Road and turns through 180 degrees to end at St. Andrews Dr... [more]
Culcairn is in southern New South Wales, between Albury and Wagga Wagga. The hotel was built in 1891 and has not... [more]
Pop up shop at Lilydale Market Place. April 23rd & 24th. 2021 Bakery Deluxe Dog Treats produces and sells just tha... [more]
23/04/2021 - 24/04/2021
Francis Crescent is very countrified as it curves for 900 metres from Swansea Road to Birmingham Road. It is hilly ... [more]
This road meanders and undulates for 700 metres. It is a very quiet, leafy road and does descend into a valley which cro... [more]
Cold Rock Ice Creamery is an Australian owned franchise with 120 stores Australia wide. Just the name conjures up t... [more]
Trafalgar Crescent meanders from Quarry Road to Nelson Road for 750 metres. This crescent has a diversity of floral... [more]
Felix Crescent meanders and undulates for 1.2 kms. It is truly a botanical experience with the variety of flora encounte... [more]
Beaufort Road dog legs between Maroondah Highway and Mt. Dandenong Road for 800 metres. Being an older established ... [more]
Switchback Road is a 1.8 km straight but hilly road, running from Victoria Road to Edward Road. It is a road of co... [more]
Switchback Road is a 1.8 km straight but hilly road running from Victoria Road to Edward Road. It is a road of con... [more]
The Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre is on Maroondah Highway, on the corner of Beaufort Road. Vinnies is shop 10.... [more]
Winnetka Drive curves from Cave Hill Road to Nelson Road. It is steep at both ends with a footpath on only one side... [more]
Ryland Avenue is a well-established street with almost every house having a front fence and footpaths on both sides. It ... [more]
Valley Ho is 600 metres in length, meandering at both ends, starting and finishing at Roseman Road. It is part of ... [more]
Mines Road is only about 600 metres, running between Maroondah Highway and Mt. Dandenong Road, but there is history unde... [more]
Blackburn Road is 1.1 kms in length between Summerhill Park Drive and Taylor Road. It is a relatively new area with foot... [more]
St. Andrews Drive runs for almost one kilometre from Grand valley Drive to Campus Gate. A feature of this walk is... [more]
It is always a visual pleasure entering a florist shop. Wall to wall colour is what we see and almost feel, in the form ... [more]
Durham Road is a straight 1.3 km. road. It has footpaths on both sides but is not level and would be a challenge for whe... [more]
Oliver Street runs between Maroondah Highway and Mullum Mullum Road. It is only 800 metres in length and steep a... [more]
Ringwood Lake is not the jewel in Ringwood's crown, it is the crown. The 8.5 hectare park is used for various recre... [more]
Huntingdale Drive is just over one kilometre in length. It runs from Chirnside Drive and ends at Country Club Drive. It ... [more]
This short drive runs from Yarra Ridge Drive to Billanook Way. On the corner with Yarra Ridge is a park named the Villag... [more]
Murray Road is a road of the old and the new. The old is the houses, mostly weatherboard on large blocks, big front yard... [more]
5 Toes is a pop-up shop that pops up regularly at the Lilydale Marketplace. The name suggests that socks are the ma... [more]
Over the years as a photographer, I have judged many photo competitions in which the subject was dogs. As a working phot... [more]
This 900 metre boulevard runs off Kalinda Road. It meanders, which adds to the enjoyment of this walk, as you ca... [more]
Circle Ridge is an 800 metre long elongated circle around a ridge. The only access is from fours links, named North... [more]
Alto Avenue is almost a heritage walk. It is a well-established avenue with extra-large blocks and well-established gard... [more]
Lockhart Road runs for 800 metres between Warrandyte Road and Terrigal Close. It is a well-established area with only of... [more]
Meadowgate Drive begins at Country Club Drive and gently meanders for almost one km. A small shopping strip is the ... [more]
Bambra Street starts at Diane Crescent and heads north for 400 metres to Barngeong Reserve, which boasts a playground. ... [more]
Every shopping centre has one, or even two. A patisserie that is. What, literally is a patisserie? It's a shop where pas... [more]
Jeffrey Drives meanders for one km from Oban Road to Mullum Mullum Road. It's a well-established area so gardens ar... [more]
Rolloway Rise starts from Edward Road and is part of the original Chirnside Park Estate developed in the 1960s. In keepi... [more]
This market is held on the first Sunday of the month. The weather on my visit was a little inclement but that didn't sto... [more]
07/03/2021
Diane Crescent slightly meanders from Manchester Road for 700 metres to Bambra Street, where it continues for another ... [more]
The 1.6 km. Gateway travels in three directions. It's in a relatively new residential development and offers a lot to se... [more]
This 1 km drive runs off Parkvalley Drive and ends at the Chirnside Park Country Club. It is part of the original C... [more]
A sandwich made by a chef sounds like it would be delicious. The people at the Sandwich Chefs may not be chefs by trade,... [more]
Melview Drive meanders off Warrandyte Road for almost one kilometre. The street sign was an indication it was to be a le... [more]
This crescent meanders and undulates for 900 metres. It is a well-established area of large blocks and few footpath ar... [more]
This market is held on the 4th Sunday of each month in front of the Whitehorse Civic Centre in Whitehorse Road, almost... [more]
This market is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month in front of the Whitehorse Civic Centre in Whitehorse Road, almost o... [more]
Pine Crescent runs off Panorama Avenue and is only about 700 metres in length but it curves around like a true crescent ... [more]
Lookover Road is a 1.2 km road between Glendale Road and Oban Road. It is almost in a valley as the large housing b... [more]
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