Beechworth – Our holiday destination. Such a picturesque town that hasn’t changed much at all in the last 100 years or so! I know this as we went to the local museum as saw footage of a film made in 1903 and the main street looked the same except there were horse and buggies going up and down it! It’s a town rich in history, think gold and Ned Kelly, and close to my heart with family roots going way back.
Bikes – Our mode of transport. This picture was taken somewhere between Mitta Mitta and Omeo where the country is reasonably remote and so very pretty. We were on a day trip from our holiday base here so the bikes were not loaded up with everything. Imagine all your clothes, toiletries, food, tent, chairs, cooking equipment, even the cooker getting packed into spaces that fit on two bikes? We have large packs on our bikes and we carry backpacks too, but it’s always a squeeze!
Basic – The cooking is really back to basics when we camp. There’s not a lot of room for condiments and seasonings and even ingredients for that matter. It’s basic foods cooked very simply.
Bodyguards – This little Kookaburra seemed to enjoy watching over our bikes. I think it was also the prime position for stalking his next meal from the creek below, which he’s obviously quite good at by the looks of his pudgy little tum!
Burning – Is there anything better than a campfire I ask you? I like that the nights get so chilly that one must do the rotation dance in front of the fire to keep the back from getting too cold.
Beautiful – The sunsets are so spectacular! This lake is home to so much bird life that it’s like a musical symphony walking around it at dusk, listening to all the ducks and birds settle into their beds for the night. In fact we’re pretty sure Donald Duck holidays out there as we can hear him laughing most nights!
Breathtaking – Almost at the peak of Falls Creek and the vista was breathtaking. The most pure clean air and mountain tops as far as you can see. So very pretty.
Bliss – This is one of my all time favourite things to do. We take our camp chairs and place them in the little shallow creek, so they are at the perfect angle to the sun and the current. The sun is on our backs and the current flows down the creek, hitting our toes and leaving our heels. The creeks gentle current ripples over the rocks that were once rich with gold but are now rich with peace. We get our crafts, drinks, chips, nuts and plant ourselves there for the afternoon. Our bodyguard Kookaburra watched over us, and we over him when decided to swoop in for a snack. The Maggies warbled and the Currawongs sang. The water trickled gently. I swear the flow of water simply washes away any troubles or worries. I feel so blissed out when we do this, it’s totally divine and the thing I long to get back to the most. Whenever I feel like I’m stressed or need a break, I mentally go back to that creek and relive the ‘crafting in the creek’ moments. Pure. Divine. Bliss.
Belts & Beanies – I mentioned before how tight space is on the bikes but we did manage to pack our crafts on this holiday (who needs a spare change of clothes?). We opted for a little luxury on the last couple of days as the rain and tents don’t go so well together. The cabin porch was a great anchor for my hubby’s belt plaiting session.
Bircher – My hubby had this one a few times because it was so darn delish! Topped with local fresh apples, dried dates & cranberries, almonds and local honey – how good does it look? Sadly, me and my allergies could only look on and take photos.
Breakfast – Till we got to the next stop, then me and my allergies could dive into a delicious spiced poached pear with a fig and prune compote all drizzled with the same local honey. And it was in the prettiest old converted Nunnery that boasts a front entrance like this!
Bargains – I managed to find the clearance basket and pick up this gorgeous yellow baby alpaca yarn. We left some food behind so we had room to take 6 balls of this home in our packing – Priorities!
Burke Museum – These last two pictures were taken with my iphone through a glass window so excuse the quality… But how gorgeous is the vintage knitting and crochet? Have you ever thought about knitting curtains in your entire life? I know I haven’t but love the idea! Not that I think I will, it must have taking so long to make them. Aren’t they pretty though.
Brilliant Walks – Who wouldn’t want to go for a walk down a brilliant Oak tree lined path like this? It’s a beautifully shaded walk but can you imagine how pretty this will look when it’s in full Autumn glory?
Well that was my ‘B’ holiday. It was lovely, I feel relaxed, refreshed and ready to tackle the next things on my ever growing to do list.
Hope you get some blissful beautiful brilliant breathtaking moments in your day today!