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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating Australia; Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley 2


Yarra Valley Panoramic 1

Time for one last look at our circumnavigation of Australia. Next week is dedicated to the beauty of El Paso desert flowers and a spectacular sunset as seen from our backyard. Two weeks hence begins a series circumnavigating New Zealand — another series two years in the making. Until then, here are today’s Fun Photo Friday grand finale of Yarra Valley favorites:

Yarra Valley Panoramic 2

Yarra Valley Panoramic 3

Conductor Taking a Break

Crossing a Trestle

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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating Australia; Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley 1


Engineer

This week and next Fun Photo Friday I’ll be presenting favorites of both Puffing Billy (hope you’re not sick of that yet) and Yarra Valley:

Peaceful Looking Yarra Valley

Ursula Sending a Letter to a Grandson

Puffing Billy Puffing Away

Yerring Farm Wines — An Old West Look from Down Under

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Circumnavigating Australia — Leaving Puffing Billy for the Yarra Valley


Puffing Billy pulling into Belgrave Station

After our Puffing Billy arrival into Belgrave Railway Station it was time to disembark and take a short stroll to our awaiting transportation into Australia’s Yarra Valley. As we exited the station, the lovely old vintage post “receiving pillar” below caught my eye. Note the nifty little brass “hand” handle near the bottom for opening it:

Vintage Post Office Receiving Pillar

And off we went. Along the way into the Yarra Valley (official Tourism Australia guide link here) we passed several vineyards. The one you see pictured below is from  a winery I’ll present to you next week:

Yarra Valley vineyard (Yering Farm)

Our first stop on this segment of the trip was to a chocolate shop which I will present to you on Wednesday. From that shop’s grounds we got some beautiful scenes of the surrounding vineyards and orchards.

Yarra Valley panorama

Yarra Valley vineyards

Yarra Valley orchards

On Wednesday we’re going to explore the chocolate shop from which these photos were taken. Until then, I’ll just leave you with this bit of colorful statuary outside:

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

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