I did it again. I went back to one of my favourite places in Victoria, Bright. It's only a couple of hours away from home but I swear Bright is like my happy place, my home away from home. Seeing as I've been to Bright more times than I can count, for this trip I wanted to do something a little different. I decided a trip to Mt Buffalo which is one of the surrounding mountains would be perfect because (fun fact) one of my favourite words is Buffalo (not kidding). I had a feeling I was going to like this adventure from the get go.
Luckily for me it's summer so Mt Buffalo wasn't covered in snow, instead the sun was shining and I had a perfectly clear view from the top of the mountain. Not even the crazy strong wind could stop me from leaning over the railing a little to take a peek down. I did almost lose my sunglasses doing that though so I wouldn't recommend it!
One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Mt Buffalo was because it's home to an old, completely isolated Chalet. I'm a sucker for anything that looks like it has a story to it so the deserted Chalet had me interested right away.
You may not be able to tell from the photos but the Chalet itself really looks worse for wear when you get up close. It's one of those things where it's fine from far away but then you get closer and it's all downhill from there. *Tiny history lesson* Apparently the Chalet has been around since 1912 and it used to be one of the biggest luxury Chalet's in Victoria. Hard to imagine considering nowadays its structure is coming apart, with broken windows, rusty doors and decaying wood. You name it, it's got it, and it's probably rotting.
On the drive back down the mountain the nerd in me really wanted to find out more about the Chalet so I jumped on google and apparently it's going to be restored back to it's former glory! I'd love to come back when it's all re-vamped and see what it's like. Maybe in the winter I could stay at the Chalet and huddle by the fireplace with a hot chocolate and a fresh berry pie. Yeah, that sounds ideal to me.