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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Scenic Sunday - Sugarloaf Dam

Care for a picnic?
One of the lovliest spots for a picnic is up at Sugarloaf Reservoir Park which is located in the beautiful Christmas Hills - even the name sounds wonderful! There's a couple of beaut spots for a nice picinc, Ironbark Ridge and Saddle Dam. We went to Saddle Dam and the views were spectacular. It was a balmy 29ยบ when we were here and you get a lovely fresh breeze at the top. There are no rubbish bins so you must take all yours with you and leave no footprint.

You can also bush walk, do a spot of fishing (rainbow trout, brown trout, redfin, roach or European carp) and even go sailing. If your lucky, you'll see the eastern grey kangaroos or black-tailed wallabies which live throughout the park. There was a family of overseas visitors from Vietnam and the lady asked me "Where are the kangaroo?" I had to explain there was no particular spot set aside for "viewing" - they are in a natural habitat.

Qoute for Today: I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it. - Steve Irwin.

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19 comments:

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice capture - sure looks like a good picnic spot. BTW - like the banner pic of Flinders St Station. Very nice!

ps. not sure if the fishing guys caught anything - too cold for me to hang around!

Evelyn

Stine in Ontario said...

The colours are so wonderfully vibrant! Everything in my part of the world is white and grey. What a contrast to yours!

J Bar said...

It looks beautiful.

Eden said...

What a beautiful scene! Yes, I love to have a picnic there. Great capture!

Sally said...

Looks just lovely. Thanks for the new year reetings - a bit tardy in reply - I am on holidays!

diane said...

yep nice place for a picnic.

manuel nieto said...

una preciosidad, saludos

brattcat said...

What would you bring on your picnic, BG? And does anyone ever transgress and leave trash?

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely, lovely spot. Sitting on the edge with my toes in the water would be wonderful. MB

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a link to your blog. As you could probably tell I'm a photographer and love following other photogs!

Michelle

Petit Eyekiss said...

What a wonderful blue sea! Thanks for sharing!

NatureFootstep said...

sure, I´d love to accompany you on that picnick :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Evelyn - Thansk for the compliment, a new year, a new header.

Stine - When it's winte here, I'll enjoy the colours of summer in your part of the world.

J Bar - It is a nice place to be.

Eden - Picnics are wonderful especially with other people.

Sally - Enjoy your holidays.

Diane - Thanks, the weather was good too.

Manuel - Lots of lovely place around here.

Brattcat - The "usual" - assorted sandwiches, boiled eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, water crackers, dips, fruit etc. And we all took our rubbish with us. Didn't see any around.

Small City Scenes - That sounds very nice.

Michelle - I thought you might be - your photos are fantastic.

Cheers.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Petit Eyekiss - It is a lovely colour - makes you fell happy.

NatureFootstep - Picnics are one of the best things invented.

Cheers.

Rob said...

Truly is a lovely spot for a picnic, and as you have done, a nice place to walk and photo-shoot.

magiceye said...

gorgeous!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Rob - YOu could walk around, ca,era in hand and still not see it all.

Magiceye - Seeing the "wall" is amazing.

Cheers.

AB said...

Beautiful place. I have my picnic hamper packed!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

AB - Remember to bring the Aeroguard!

Cheers.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.