... it was back to the Western Highway, this time bound for a family wedding at Daylesford. The twelfth day of Christmas is doing double duty as wedding eve.
Imagine a houseful of cousins, bridesmaids, one godmother, one aunt and one nervous bride. Imagine a fridge full of slowly chilling beer. Gardenias, buddleia, fruit and bay leaves on the table; bowls of assorted snacks scattered on the bench. It's party time!
But as fate would have it, my part in the party was delayed for a couple of hours due to road works between Bacchus Marsh and Ballan. The team car was despatched back to Bacchus Marsh to rescue the stranded cyclist.
While deep in conversation on the return trip, we missed the Daylesford turnoff and had to detour via the Moorabool West road. This was not all bad as we saw many beautiful and surprising scenes including a kangaroo standing imperiously in the middle of the road in the twilight, a dam on the Moorabool River and a beautiful sunset.
It's party time!