Thursday, March 24, 2011

and I must tell you about our time away. the first day..

we rode for 7 hours to Beechworth. that is 7 hours on the bike [getting off about every hour or so, where I proceeded to eat my way through the journey]..
i slept on and off... meditated deeply at times. yes. that is possible while sitting on the back of a Harley.

At Beechworth, we checked into our accommodation

the Old Priory.
the Old Priory was a gorgeous old building.. a little run down. but full of mystery and an aura of old. of people's past.

after dinner, we went for a walk - around the grounds where I discovered an old Grotto..

I spent some time there. With Mary.

then dinner at Tatswells hotel.
I had Lamb Curry.

then we went for another walk.. meeting up with a local tour guide who was doing a Ghost tour that night.. 2 hours walking around the Old buildings..listening to tales of life in the goldfields. a hard life. a sometimes violent life. all because of money & gold

next morning - an early walk, breakfast and then while Joe packed the bike.. I wandered into the old orchard, surrounded by the ghosts of the past

and did my centering prayer...

then off to Bendigo. a 3 hour ride..

[today my eldest grandson turns 12. I know, I know. I am not old enough to have a 12 year old grandson!!]


Anonymous said...

What a neat place to stay.Plus it had everything you might need to keep your mind focused.
I'm glad you ernjoyed the trip, do you still feel it will be the last one?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like the old ironwork gate which I presume leads to the grotto. Charming!

mxtodis123 said...

What a wonderful tour. I love the Old Priory. Looks like such a special place.

Crystalrainbow said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures :) how wonderful to find that grotto looks such a peaceful spot to sit and meditate x x

Winterwood said...

that grotto is beautiful and very peaceful. Glad you had a good trip.

amelia said...

I'm sure people don't fall off when they doze on the back of a bike but why don't they? Don't you worry about it? I think I'd tie myself to the person in control !!!

Your trip sounds like a very peaceful experience.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a lovely trip!

foxysue said...

Oh I remember sleeping pillion, it's a lovely sensation swerving round the bends, I suppose it's a bit like cat-napping you're asleep but aware at the same time. I've never meditated in transit though, will have to try it out!

Nice pics,
love Sue x

Beatnheart said...

the hotel is absolutely beautiful. Sounds like a fantastic adventure.

gemma said...

What wonderful memories you made on your trip.
Love the architecture and grounds there. How lovely for you to discover the grotto and have some sacred time.

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)