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Old 09-12-2017, 07:02 PM   #1
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A grey and cloudy day...nothing "grey" around the Xmas-table, though.







"Gentlemen's" corner




"Awesome" corner! Fantastic effort by Kenny and Karen





"Power"-corner tucking into the sweets





Nev praying for his Parmigiana, Fuzzy being undecided ...and "Agent 86" sniffing the poppies.


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Old 10-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #2
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All routes lead to Alex...



Yo, she's a bewdy...








Granton Rd. would be a quickie if it wasn't for the prolific numbers of wallabies....





...while South Cathedral Lane tucks behind the first line of hills behind Buxton...and despite what the sign says, it IS a thru-road!!
And a cracker at that!
















Next came this one...






....bloody gorgeous!!









A stop at the Mahogany Farm...









...before some sweet single-lane asphalt into Acheron...






...some snooping around in the backblocks...













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Old 10-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #3
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Another one that's always bugged me was Acheron Rd., a dead-end into the Goulburn River Flats just to the south of Alex. Decided to just follow the asphalted single-laner through the flats and up into the hills for some absolutely gorgeous views.
The tar stops for about 300m before another sealed climb up the next ridge and the wide, flat area up the top offers views from the Cathedrals past Eildon and some high backdrops around Mt. Buller right into the Strathbogies.



Gotta go back under blue skies one day...







The route from home in the Eastern Suburbs made for a negligible 14k's of Warburton Hwy...plus 5km's of Maroondah Hwy north of Buxton for the Sth. Cathedral Lane-> Connellys Creek dogleg and a further 100m of Maroondah Hwy for the dogleg at Acheron.
Add, if you will, about 13km from Granton Rd. into Marysville and to the turn-off at Mt. Margaret Rd. near Buxton.

The rest is 90km of pure backroad bliss

Give it a whirl one day....
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:59 PM   #4
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In the end, it was all about this:



Who farted??









Doug struggling with some "avocado" dessert






Thanks for making the time and coming along for this, folks...Kenny+Karen in particular!!
As always... thanks for the laughs
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:05 PM   #5
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Gotta go back under blue skies one day....
Clouds are much better photographically.

Must check out that Cathedral Lane .
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