On our second day in Ballarat on 21-22 September, we walked around the lake. This used to be a regular ritual during every visit to Ballarat but over the years we’ve got lazy! But this time I was keen to do it. Despite the freezing wind!
Lake Wendouree is an artificial lake. It’s name comes from a local aboriginal word wendaaree which means go away. Local legend is that this is what was said to an early settler when he asked the name of the natural swamp which the lake replaced in the 1850s. According to wikipedia the shore length is 6 kilometres but I think the walking track that has been made for those of us wanting to walk or run around it, is something less than that.
But it was not to be. Onward we went until at last our waiting car was sighted, boarded and driven off, back to Melbourne.