Today I went on an exciting adventure. Me and a whole bunch of kids with mum, dad, grandma, uncle etc. I felt just like a kid setting off on an exciting day trip, and as I was surrounded by exactly that, it really helped set the mood!
I arrived at the heritage Queenscliff station at twenty to eleven in the morning to find the train I was about to catch steaming and puffing away with doors wide open ready to receive travelers. What an adorable cutesie sight!! A glorious sunny day, the chill of the morning worn off to a nice comfortable day and a trip in this old steam train to boot!!
Irony abounds in the sight of this old fashioned ticket office. I purchased my ticket for the steam train online with my smart phone, and unable to print it out, the railway man had to read my details off said smart phone to record my journey! So much for doing things in the old way! However I did get a cute old school ticket to carry.
Permission to enter the railway station and wait for the train to depart!
Here’s the train waiting to take on passengers and convey them to Drysdale
Finally eleven o’clock!! All aboard!
And we are off! Following the shore of Swan Bay then crossing inland to Drysdale
First stop, Laker’s Siding
Second stop, Suma Park (bad photo!)
Third and final stop, Drysdale. Beautiful station opposite Lake Lorne, home of some great birds!
What a great trip! I can highly recommend the steam train trip between Queenscliff and Drysdale; if you’re in the area, make sure you take the time to enjoy this old school adventure 🙂