Sitting Tight

Day Six Monday 10th Feb 2014 Traralgon, Vic We are awake early as we intend to drive home to meet the air conditioning technician to fix a problem with the downstairs air con. But the highway and the Yarram Road are both still closed to through traffic. We may as well relax, at least the smoke has cleared. One of our group is due to have a procedure at her local hospital so they take a back road through the hills and make it home in time. A few others and the ‘cabin’ crew also leave via the back roads. … Continue reading Sitting Tight

Aerial entertainment and heat

Day 3 Friday 7th Feb 2014 Traralgon It’s a hot morning and we all wander about clutching coffees and chatting. We visit the Lifestyle Expo in Morwell but it’s not, as we thought, about caravans so we backtrack to Ray’s Tent City looking for caravan mirrors to replace ours which have developed a severe case of St. Vitus Dance. Woody buys some sandals then we race back to camp to spend an afternoon of swimming in the incredibly shallow pool. Before we know it happy hour has snuck up on us again and all of our members have now arrived. … Continue reading Aerial entertainment and heat

A refreshing dip or two

Day 9, Tuesday 14th Jan 2014 Porepunkah Because the park is beside the Rail Trail we’re up at 6:30 and on our bikes heading to Bright 9kms away. The trail is excellent and tarred all the way but even that doesn’t make it easier for me as I’ve let my bicycle fitness drop since Barham. We have a big cooked brekkie at Beanz in Bright before pedalling and sweating our way back. It is the prettiest bike path as it criss-crosses the Avon River and small creeks. Around Bright, there are scores of quaint holiday cottages with luxuriant gardens. There’s … Continue reading A refreshing dip or two

A change of pace and scenery, the Ovens Valley

Day 8, Monday 13th Jan 2014 Girgarre – Porepunkah Another hot night and we wake to the sounds of the galah nursery again. It’s time now to hitch up and meet T&C in the Ovens Valley. It’s a perfect morning for the drive through dairy farms, soft fruit orchards, and cow paddocks. We wash the dust off the van at a car wash in Wangaratta then drive over to Myrtleford in the Ovens Valey where we meet for lunch at our favourite local café, Cafe Fez. We amble off to the Porepunkah Big4 to find a very shady park only … Continue reading A change of pace and scenery, the Ovens Valley