One of the main reasons for our trip to Creswick was to investigate walking possibilities in the Daylesford area, as C has indicated that she would like to do this when she is back for a while in a few months time.  So we headed off to Daylesford for the day.   The drive over from Creswick is quite pleasant and the previous day’s rain had cleared.

My activities included a look at the main street (including quite some time at Paradise Books),  a visit to the very helpful Visitor Information Centre where I collected more than enough information about walking in the area, lunch at the Boathouse (lovely view, good food), a walk around Lake Daylesford and coffee at the Book Barn.

The Book Barn slightly disappointed me from a book perspective;  Paradise Books is much bigger and better arranged.   However, the coffee at Book Barn was very pleasant.

Daylesford is obviously on the tourist circuit.   Not only were a reasonable number of people around, there are plenty of things to keep them occupied!   I was particularly struck by the amount of boutique accommodation that seems to be available.  There are a number of properties with signs etc, but my perception was reinforced by websites such as this.

The main street
Lake Daylesford, looking across to the Boathouse

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