An old hill we visit often is Mt Rouse rising gently above the flat rocky countryside. Thousand of years ago the mountain erupted spewing molten lava far and wide.
Now there is a shallow lake in the crater and it seems there is a spring that gave the aboriginal name, Kolor.
From the top of the mountain we love looking across at that wonderful mountain range of Gariwerd, more commonly known as the Grampians.
The old hill we live near and often drive into is Tower Hill, another supposedly extinct volcano. It seems quite mysterious to drive down into a mountain instead of climbing to its peak.
The crater holds a large lake that we drive or walk around sheltered by the sides of the old hill.