Sparky Travels

October 25, 2010

Halls Gap

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On the evening of the 22nd of October, Fuss, Susie, Helen and I finished our respective Fridays at work with an extra spring in our steps. We jumped in Fuss and Susie’s new car and hit the road. We were heading to Hall’s Gap a couple of hours drive away just over the Pyrenees, West of Melbourne, for the weekend. We drove through driving rain to our log cabin on the edge of the Grampians National Park with the car packed with booze and food. Our cabin was a very comfortable two bedroom affair with a spa bath and log fire.
A few drinks and some homemade pizzas were the main activity for that evening. The next day, with the weather having cleared considerably, we trekked up into the Grampians, bookended by a couple of stops at picturesque lookouts. The path up towards the Pinnacle went through Grand Canyon, a small ( in comparison to its namesake) crevice of volcanic rock which managed to be impressive despite the handrails and concrete steps added to help the chronically unfit tourists who ply this popular route.
A feast of steaks, potato salad and sweetcorn for dinner was inevitably followed by wine and beer accompanied by cards, charades and drinking bingo.
Our short but sweet weekend concluded with a much anticipated game of Adventure Golf. Susie showed her skills with a relatively commanding win on probably the best adventure golf course in Australia. To finish off we hit bustling Ballarat on the way home for dinner. T’was a great fun and embarrasingly cheap weekend which we would surely have replicated if my time in Australia wasn’t coming to an end.

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