Wednesday, 24 July 2013


What does one do on a cold blustery day? Go for a long drive of course. We decided to go for lunch at Rosedale, a small town about two and a half hours east of Melbourne. On the way we passed through one of the power stations in the La Trobe Valley. It is huge and is called the Loy Yang Power Station. It is about 165kms south east of Melbourne and supplies about 30% of Victoria's power requirements powered by brown coal.

Loy Yang on the way to Rosedale.
Finally we arrived at Rosedale, a town 184kms east of Melbourne set on the banks of the La Trobe  river. It is a lovely town with cafe's and apparently had some connection with the 1915 Melbourne Cup winner Patrobas. It was so windy that I thought I would do a Mary Poppins without the umbrella!

Prominent sculpture in the town.
Patrobas was owned by a Mrs Widdis, the first woman to own a Melbourne Cup winner. After lunch we headed back home.

Lush farmland.

Loy Yang from the other direction.