Friday, November 06, 2009

Daytrip to Dandenong

Caught up with a couple of friends from Monash University on Tuesday, which was a public holiday in conjunction with the Melbourne Cup.

Driving through the forest breathing in the fresh air and feeling the cool breeze.

Jungle trekking in Australia is hardly a treacherous experience (unless you get lost), but one of us surprisingly brought out the car GPS just in case  ;)

The forest trails are varied, and well marked out.

Like New Zealand, the southern most forests of Australia were once abundant with giant ferns.

A little stream we passed over.

Cute little plants with dainty green leaves.

Weary trekkers taking a break after reaching the end of a trail. Ironically to get back to the car, everything was uphill!

These wild parakeets aren't afraid of humans, and will gladly pinch some grain off your hands if they have to.

Gladly killing time at the Dutch Village while waiting for lunch at Miss Marples. Oh, I forgot to mention we had to wait for 1.5 hours to get a table reserved!

Miss Marple's super slimming smoked Atlantic salmon with salad served on a slice of sourdough.

Kinda forgot what this was, but I guess this is the COTTAGE PIE: CHICKEN OR BEEF
This Country England speciality is a delicious potato topped pie accompanied by Miss Marple's own sauce.

Quiche Lorraine (Egg and Bacon)
Served with 'hot' chipped potatoes and garden salad. It doesn't feel that filling at first, but after a while, you will get sufficiently full.

Devonshire scones.
Served with 'Miss Marple's Own' delicious home-made jam and lashings of freshly whipped cream. Quite different from the bite sized scones I usually get from my neighbour.

Miss Marple's favourite with cream and ice-cream

Stopped by the Puffing Billy train station to see some workers refilling the steam engine with water.

Ended the day with some arcade games at Boxhill.

Pretty cool day huh? ; )



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