The gods smiled upon the ten participants in the club’s recent outing to Puffing Billy.
It was a beautiful warm day, all our trains ran on time to Belgrave where we were greeted by the lush greens and bush scents of the Dandenong ranges.
Puffing Billy stood ready as did the army of friendly volunteers who made sure we were comfortable. Our engine took a little while to get steamed up but we were soon on our steady climb to our destination, Lakeside.
We passed stands of monumental trees which took our breath away, crossed historic trestle bridges (over which some us dangled our legs) and waved to many locals and sightseers. On arrival, the spectacular new visitor information centre and café did not disappoint our curious minds and rumbling tummies. A short walk around Emerald Lake followed lunch and soon we back in our seats for the return trip. A great day was had by all.