Thursday 27th February - AraratA cool 9.6 last night and upto a pleasant 23.8 during the day. The breeze was still a bit on the cold side. We went for a drive around town today. First stop was the Information Centre which is housed at the train station. This station was built in 1875. This station has two platform faces, catering for the standard gauge and broad gauge tracks. Then it was a drive around town. Lots of old buildings. From here we then went to Alexandra Gardens Park. It features multi-level lawns that slope down to an ornamental lake. An 800m wheelchair friendly path allows for a walk from the gate to a coffee shop. There are Japanese themed islands with pretty bridges allowing access. There are many different water features and also large shady oak trees. There is a very large Orchid House here, but sadly we are here at the wrong time of year to see them. Certainly worth the walk around if in Ararat. A good days walking for me.