The history of the trail along the Maroondah Aqueduct is well documented on our very own U3A website. In short, Melbourne was running out of fresh water due to gold and the expansion of the population. Hence the building of an aqueduct from Healesville to Preston in 1886, 66kms of waterway, now empty but still here today.
On 7th February, a large group of us ventured out on a fine summer morning to walk the trail before returning to the shade of the nearby trees and, like a flash mob, set up an outdoor café on the grass. Tea and coffee cups were filled and social chat soon spread. One amongst us produced smoked salmon with dill and dijon on brioche, cucumber sandwiches, chocolate biscuits and fruit.