Walking to Get Coffee

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

Everyone was still asleep…the sun light was just starting to peep though the clouds. My husband, my son, my daughter in law were all fast asleep but Pat and I decided to go for a walk around Daylesford and have coffee.

Daylesford in Victoria is one of my favourite places to go for a long or a weekend break . We had been here a couple of times already … with friends, with family or just Jack and myself. I never get tired of it.

The grounds were still a bit wet from the rain the day before. It was uphill and downhill so I had to hold on Patricia’s arms just so that I would not slide.

I was glad to see a few colourful doors along the way.

I even saw a random “The Ruined Abbey” structure. These are the ruins of the Abbey of Thélème.
The abbey was built in 1120 in thé Romanesque style but burned down in 1194. It was rebuilt in 1221 in the high Gothic style.

The Ruined Abbey is now used as a summer dining pavilion.

Here are more Doors of the Abbey from different sides.

From the top of the hill i saw the skate park where my kids skated the day before. It was an awesome wide open space with the view of the nearby hills.

Upon reaching the town, Pat and I were both happy to be able to get our first cups of coffee for the day.

Beside the cafe was this trash & treasure shop that had these rusty chairs and wooden chairs.

Going back to our accommodation, I passed a few more pieces of public art

… some daffodils

A big dog happily enjoying the morning sun….

… another door

And then back to our AirBnB cottage.

… with its pretty powdery light blue door with a bench right in front of it.

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Alison says:

    Sounds like a wonderful family weekend Teresa, just like ours. Your cottage looks much prettier than our prison cells 😆

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    1. Teresa says:

      Haha I am now thinking how bad could your house be? Nevermind just think about the fun memories 👍

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      1. Alison says:

        A brick two story structure and the reception was closed! Then a little Chinese lady stuck her head through a window and gave me two keys, checked my credit card and said goodbye and that was it! Good job it was just the one night

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        1. Teresa says:

          Oh dear… sounds like very unprofessional. Was it an AirBnb?

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          1. Alison says:

            No a motel, probably okay before Covid

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  2. eklastic says:

    Ahhh … daffodils. What better reminder that you live your life antithetical to us Northerners!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes that is a sign and now is our day 1 of Spring 🌻

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    What a delightful story as you worked your way through beautiful doors, amazing history and wonderful sights. Thanks so much for sharing this, Teresa.

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    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Dan. I had been to this place several times but this area is another discovery.

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  4. bushboy says:

    A great walk around Daylesford. I haven’t been there for years 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      I think I go there almost every year! I love it… a small place but very serene. Thanks for the comment Brian.

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  5. restlessjo says:

    First day of Spring, Teresa, and a lovely place. I do like early mornings, especially at this time of year when it gets hot here. Many thanks for thinking of me 🤗💟

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    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Jo! Nothing like a quiet early walk! Have a good day my friend ❤️

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  6. Emille says:

    Am half=back from my blog break:) Love the white-yellow door! Wow, it was that wet, eh? Great to have someone to hold on to:) It has been so hot here for about 2 months that hubby led the water drain pipe from the roof to the space where all the grass had withered – it grew back, so I’m happy.

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    1. Teresa says:

      “As the world turns” so they say. It has been so wet here that we are just excited for a change of season and hoping that it will be better especially in our neighbouring state of Sydney.

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  7. Perfect way to start a day. That Thoreau quote could be my motto (or at least one of them.) 🙂

    janet

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    1. Teresa says:

      So true Janet 👍

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  8. Toonsarah says:

    You had me at coffee – the lovely walk was a bonus 😄

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    1. Teresa says:

      It was a great bonding time too with Pat since she had been so busy working. Have a great day Sarah ❤️

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  9. Cee Neuner says:

    What a great walk you had to get coffee. Love your photos and those daffodils are gorgeous 😀

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Cee. Always love a good surprise of flowers on my walks.

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  10. What a pleasant morning walk, thanks for pretty sites

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks too Alice ❤️

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  11. Marsha says:

    You really know how to squeeze a lot into a coffee break, Teresa! Wow! I can see how hilly it was. After those artistic doors, the extra pieces of art were like icing on the cake. The doors, especially the one you’ve featured are such a work of art with the fancy woodwork on the top and the relief features along the sides. It almost looks like a door going to nowhere. I can see why you love going there. 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      I know, and every time I go there I discover something new. Glad you liked my discoveries, Marsha ❤️

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      1. Marsha says:

        It was a great walk, Teresa. Thanks so much for sharing it and linking to PPAC.

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        1. Teresa says:

          It’s always a pleasure 😘

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          1. Marsha says:

            Thanks, Teresa.

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  12. Sounds like a great way to start your day, with a scenic walk and a cup of hot coffee!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes it was…thanks so much for stopping by.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes it was… wonderful memories!

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