Run from Anne's in The Basin trying to work out how to get up into the Dandenongs NP which I eventually did going up a very steep fire track. This eventually crossed over Mountain highway then I explored some of the tracks to east ( I think, I am so disoriented to direction here and overcast skies don't help, while adding to atmosphere).
Really nice to run in a new place.
Followed by lunch in a lovely cafe at Sassafras then a walk from there to Olinda ( where it had snowed overnight) and back through the spectacular stringy ark forest and tree fern under story.
Puffing Billy train ride with Anne as a reconnaissance trip to possibly doing next years run. Then walking about Lakeside. It was around 4 C and this was the coldest I have been in a long time being slightly under prepared!
Then had an amazing meal at Holy Basil restaurant. Yum.
Run with Lauren in Belair - first a western loop with both dogs then I dropped Callum back at the car and L, Roo and I went up the valley to Ballast pit track and down QJD. Two happy tired dogs were content to lie by the fire for much of the rest of the day after. Very wet day today, I’m enjoying it!