Lorraine & Ian's southern trek travel blog

Yan Yean Reservoir

View from our picnic table

Tasty fish and chips

Toorourong Reservoir

Toorourong Reservoir bushfire Memorial

Wall listing names of 37 bushfire victims from Whittleshire Shire

Wall showing photos of fire and quotations

Channel from Toorourang Reservoir to Yan Yean

Trees in the distance still bare after bushfire 8 years ago

18/5/2017. Melbourne (Wollert)

A lovely warm night - we even had to stick our feet out of the doona. We had a leisurely breakfast, went for a walk around this village which is fully sold except for 4 one bedroom homes, all did our 'daily challenges' and then it was time to go for a drive.

We went to a suburb called Doreen where we bought fish and chips and then went on to Yan Yean Reservoir, where we sat in the sun overlooking the water and enjoyed the nicest fish and chips we've had for a long time. The sky was blue, and hardly a breath of wind; a near perfect day. We then went to nearby Toorourong Reservoir, which is linked to Yan Yean by an open drain system which is only covered in small sections when passing through Whittlesey. We wandered around looking at the Bushfire Memorial site from the Black Saturday fires on 7th February, 2009. It is so very well done, and a sad reminder of the lives, many whole families, lost during those awful fires. You could see trees still devoid of foliage on a distant hill.

We had a lovely day, and returned via the scenic route - Bob is a very good tour guide!

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