Went for a 3 hour fang through the Golden Triangle of central Victoria. Not much traffic around. Took some back roads to Daylesford then turned in at Blampied and cut across to Clunes. Stopped to read the info sign here:
This once was a thermal lake, created by the volcanoes (the hills in the background). It held salt-water fish, crocodiles and palm trees. Climate change in action. To the left is an abandoned gold mine – a feature of this area.
From Clunes I headed towards Talbot but turned off towards Carisbrook. Fantastic road with no traffic. Home via Castlemaine.