Thursday 19th February 2015, Creswick.
I once again have to get back in the habit of making reports, sitting for periods gets one out of the habit. We are quite enjoying our stay here at Creswick. It is very nice little country town, neat and cheapish caravan park, close to Ballarat for the shopping that is not here. There are plenty of walking tracks about the area, although a couple of what are supposed to be the better ones are closed as they are draining the lake at the site to rebuild the wall. There are also several other small towns close by one could visit, but we have decided that they would be better left for when we can come back another time and stay at them. I find that if we have a short visit to a town I soon lose memory of the town, even if I take photos, after stopping for a while the town layout seems to imbed into one’s mind. In saying that we had a visit to Daylesford today, about 20K northish, as Linda wanted to see what shopping they had, she had things in mind. I found Daylesford to be different than most other towns in the fact that it is a very old town with all buildings as old, and a greater quantity of the original seem to be still intact than with other towns. The town was very neat and tidy, but seemed to have that old derelict look, which gave it that something that stood out. The town centre, still totally consisting of the old buildings, was comprised of a great many different type shops to a variety one wouldn’t expect to find in a town that seems so smallish. We did like the town, but it was just as well we checked out the caravan parks as we had the idea of stopping there on the way back in a couple of weeks, but we weren’t over impressed with them, so we won’t be stopping there.
Tomorrow will be washing day, so some walking after that should fill in the day nicely.