What did I do on 4 whole glorious days off you ask?? Well I took my first love, photography on a road trip. Specifically a road trip to the Grampians in Victoria. Situated some 500 kms from Adelaide it is (as far as I am concerned) the perfect road trip - far enough that it feels like a great road trip, not so far that you're tired and bored by the time you get there. Its also approximately 4 hours from Melbourne...so win win I think!. Now I've been to the area before (Arapiles for rock climbing) - but never to the Grampians and I have to say I was so impressed! It was cold and crisp, oh so scenic, log fires, great food, amazing bush views and kangaroos everywhere (really - everywhere!!).
A few bush walks were the order of the day and although it was cold, I have never enjoyed a bush walk so much. It was so nice to be out in the cold, in the rain, in the bush. I know it probably sounds corny and cliched - but it was nice to go back to basics, with barely any mobile reception and being outdoors for more than an hour a day. I came back feeling a little bit sad to be honest - it was such a lovely escape.
So, if you ever find yourself thinking - "what should I do on my long weekend" Can I recommend this lovely little corner of Australiana - I've included some photographs below to inspire you! Enjoy!