Day 19 Tuesday 10/3/20 Towong Flat, mid 20’s
Being a non travel day we have a gloriously lazy morning. When Woody gets up for a shower I open the blind and read in bed watching the river. A rare pleasure. We read in the sun and I write a silly song for our club. The council guys come in to tidy up the park. They mow and snip and leave it looking a treat.
After lunch we drive the 6 or so kilometres into Corryong. The town is busy. El Prado has a haircut and a distressing discussion about the aftermath of the fires with the hairdresser whose farm was saved but 20 year old trees lost. As predicted by the experts a resident has succumbed to the anguish of it all. The weeds that look like green grass will have to be killed and new pastures sown. There’s a lot of work to be done.
We girls shop for a present for Veewee who should be arriving tomorrow and will be celebrating a birthday soon. To my delight the homewares shop has a sign on the door declaring that it is ‘owned’ by a cat called Graycie who happens to like cuddles. We lost our cat named Gracie many years ago and we now try to be practical about pet ownership whilst travelling. This means that we both tend to melt at the sight of any friendly cat.
We shop for groceries and then visit the town lookout. It is from here that we can see the full extent of the fire and how the town, nestled in a valley was almost ringed by fire.
Back at camp our neighbours catch a large European carp, these must be destroyed by law as they spoil the rivers. Because this place is so pleasant we decide to stay another night and sit outside until late trying to solve the problems of the world and Corona virus.
Utilities: Nil to speak of
Towing Kms: 0Kms