Saturday, August 18, 2012

What to do on a rainy day?

Well as usual I was looking forward to the weekend.
I had plans of being out before first light to catch piccies of the dawn.
With a late winter dawn I have been seeing some beauties on my way to work.
But when I woke in the early hours it was to the sound of heavy rain.

Believe me I was disappointed, but I thought “Ah well, it’s been a rough week at work. I could do with a sleep in.”

So I rolled over and went back to sleep.

Three hours later it was still pouring.
Deb and I pottered around the house until after lunch.
Still raining! And cold with it!

Eventually we headed out regardless.

Because while getting wet and cold isn’t much fun -
Rain is great for waterfalls.
Our destination was Sailor’s Falls near Daylesford about 90 minutes’ drive away.
Last time I was there they were basically dry.
This time

well the piccie speaks for itself.

As you can see the stream divides above the gorge and tumbles down in two separate falls.

The left fall is pretty enough

But I think the right one is more spectacular.

I had to get closer so I climbed down into the gorge and across the stream to get some closer piccies of the larger of the two.

I am kind of happy with these, but they are kind of “ruined” because although the rain had finally stopped, there was so much spray blowing off the fall my camera lens was covered with droplets
 (you can see some if you click on the piccie to enlarge it.)
By the time I climbed back up to the car (where Deb being wiser than me was comfortably knitting) I was cold.
So Deb and I beat a retreat to Daylesford where in this café

We had coffees

(You can see Deb is bundled in multiple layers against the cold)
And shared a savoury muffin

Then as we left in the last light I snapped a pic of the town hall across the road


A said...

Can't decide what I like more.. the waterfall or the cafe :-)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

The waterfalls are gorgeous, but that cafe looks so cozy and inviting. You sure do take some purty pictures, mister.

Linda G. said...

Sounds like the perfect day in spite of the rain. :)

mshatch said...

what a fun trip! I practically feel like I got to tag along! Thank you :)

Lisa said...

Sounds like you managed to have a great day. You got some great shots, but I have to admit that I'd be in the car with Deb. Not knitting (unless she could teach me how!).

Deniz Bevan said...

Mmm, coffee and a buttery muffin - what a nice warm way to end a wet cold day. (Didn't mean to rhyme there...) Love your photographs!