Saturday 5th March 2011, Maryborough.
A day of mixed emotions today with a visit to a small town about 30K South of here called Clunes. This is another of those once large gold mining towns that has preserved some of its heritage by the display of some of the old buildings, this was the good part, having a look around town and taking heaps of photos, but we had also planned on going up to the Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve where there was supposedly very good lookouts of the district and bushwalking that we had intended doing, one had to walk to get to the summit, according to the brochures we got from the information centre. When we approached the mountain my GPS seemed to be having a little difficulty finding the right roads to get up there, and no wonder:- We circumnavigated the whole mountain trying to find one of the three entrances to the Reserve and the only road in that we could find was closed due to erosion, so that was the end of that adventurous idea, and part waste of a day. We did have a good drive around the countryside though, and Linda was heard to say “What a nice peaceful countryside out this way