Victorian High Country: Stage 3 - Heading Back North
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  • This section covers our journey after we leave the ranges and head towards Melbourne, then back up the inland route home. Along the way, we see the destruction of the King Lake community from the Black Saturday fires of 2009; spend time in Melbourne; visit Wineries in Beechworth, catch up with friends in Canberra and then wind through little towns to get back home.

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    Along the Healsville-Kinglake Road - A sign of the homes that were affected by the fires
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    But already, trees are starting to re-grow after just a few months
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    Even the tree ferns survived the fire and are sprouting new fronds
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    Entering the King Lake area - this is the main road along which the homes were destroyed
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    The green grass is only recent ...
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    This is a google earth before shot of the next image. None of these trees remain
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    The reality is stark
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    On a brighter note, roses at the rose garden in Benalla, north of Melbourne
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    If only scent could be captured in images, this one would send you to heaven (cv. Papa Meiland)
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    The 'cottage' we stayed at in Beechworth
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    At a micro-brewery in Beechworth
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    On the streets of Beechworth
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    This is a really pretty town in Autumn
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    Old Gaol ... still in use
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    Pretty driveway of the All Saints winery
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    Can't say much about the somewhat tacky Castle they call a cellar door
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    At the nation's capital - Parliament House
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    Various houses and buildings along the route home
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    The last pub on the way home - at Tenterfield