We went for a drive up into the Victorian Alps. Beechworth is quite a touristy town – all the same we loved it. We want to come back here and go through all the fancy restaurants! That could easily take us a week. In the center of town, every single building seems to be an historic place.
We continued on towards Mount Beauty. But before getting there we had to cross a mountain pass. On top of the pass, this lookout offered a great view over the valley on the other side. The mountain pass is quite steep and the road winding, including some hairpin turns. I was glad I was not towing the caravan. (Lesley’s photo)
Mount Beauty wasn’t at all what I expected. I thought it was a mountain village but it is in the valley with mountains surrounding it. We decided on lunch at the local club and although service was lacking a bit, had a great steak at a very reasonable price.
Throughout the trip we admired the autumn colours of the tree foliage. Many leaves had turned yellow and some were turning red. Coming from Queensland, we are not used to these splendid displays. It never gets cold enough.
We returned to Chiltern by following the valley – a much easier road than the one via Beechworth.