Nick and I made a brief visit to Hanging Rock back in April.
It was a cold, wet day and Nick was working that afternoon, so we vetoed walking in favour of sitting in the café for a little while - enjoying their fire - before heading home again.
It is rare for us to go out without provisions for (at least) tea/coffee making and in spite of the café fire, we were sorry to have left our beverage case and thermos behind that day!
Another (longer) visit had been on the agenda, so we scheduled it for after our gravitational anomaly experiment. En route, we picked up fresh bread from the Woodend Bakery and collected some gold coins for the BBQ.
Soon after arrival, Erin and Nissa cooked our Diamond Creek sausages, purchased on the way home from Maroondah Reservoir the previous day. We had yumions, too! We enjoyed a lovely lunch and as we were eating many crimson rosellas visited. One very cheeky fellow sat at the end of the table to eye off our fruit! There were kookaburras also, who appreciated a few sausage tidbits.
(Since our visits to Maroondah and Hanging Rock, I've purchased some wild bird seed and packed two small containers to carry in the cars).
After lunch, we spent some time looking at the static displays in the Discovery Centre and then headed off for the Summit Walk.
To say it was steep is an understatement. We could have used the help of a gravitational anomaly for sure!
We made it though - just - and the views were wonderful, even on a cold, cloudy day. No doubt there will be other BBQs, though I'm not sure how often we will exert ourselves for the full bushwalk afterwards!