Last weekend, I delivered glass works to a very scenic spot on the Yarra River, near Melbourne, called WARBURTON.
The name “Warburton” has been shared between two townships over the years.
The mining town of “Yankee Jims Creek” was located on the gold-bearing slopes of Mount Little Joe, and was renamed “Warburton” after the mining warden of the district, Charles Warburton Carr.
Gold depletion caused a declining population in the 1880s, so the town was renamed “Old Warburton” and the town of “Upper Warburton” on the banks on the Yarra River was renamed “Warburton”.
The Yarra river meanders through the township and is lined with walking tracks and beautiful picnic spots as well as fabulous restaurants!
We walked from our cabin, in the dark, to the local pub and one of our party fell over in the mud – we laughed and laughed – which wasn’t very fair but it was funny.
Here’s a picture of the lovely pub that’s in Warburton!
The Polish jester Cafe is where we ate lots and lots of delectable home-cooked Polish food – indulged in plenty of vodka tasting – listened to live music, chatted to the owners of the Polish Jester – a great awesome night was had by all!
We were woken up in the morning by canoeists launching themselves off our cabin and into the Yarra River (by the way the air temperature overnight was about 1 degree – so I have no idea what the water temperature was – cold!
Breakfast time we indulged in colourful fresh juices and a breakfast so big, it couldn’t be photographed!!!
Yes, so it took a whole weekend of fun, vodka, colourful drinks, singing, laughing and friends to deliver the following glass works to the YARRA VALLEY SHOWCASE, 4301 Warburton Highway, Warburton.
On the way home, we met a new friend, who does watercolours in her purpose built studio – and this is a scene from the trip back to suburbia!
So if you are in Melbourne, take a drive to the beautiful Warburton!
I warmly recommend you get along – enjoy your outing!
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