Capricorn Dancers, Day 7 – The 2nd Big Thing

Day 7 Wednesday 2/6/21 Tocumwal, 4-17 overcast then sunny periods

It’s pleasant sitting in the sun. We walk to the butcher, chat to the parrot in the ‘olde shop now residence’ window, chat to all the locals who stop to pat little Nic.

There’s anticipation in the air. Our neighbours are all packing up, awnings are being scrubbed and rolled away. We have happy hour in the camp kitchen then cook the butcher’s crumbed lamb cutlets in the poolside bbq shelter. A brand-new rig rolls in, red Ford Ranger with black trim, red caravan with black trim and wife wearing a matching red shirt with black pants. We all stifle a giggle.

We’ve really enjoyed our surprise week in Tocumwal. It would be a perfect place for a caravan club muster as the park is well appointed and in the heart of town. Even though we’ve been restricted to town we certainly haven’t been bored.

The Murray at Tocumwal

Did you know that Tocumwal is home to Australia’s 2nd Big Thing? The Big Banana, The Big Prawn, The Big Lobster (Lobbie), The Big Galah, The Big Koala and on it goes, crikey it would take pages to list them all, but back in 1967 three local Tocumwal women (Trixie Moore, Alice Johnson and Lorna Nash) worked hard to raise money and get The Big Fish as a tourist attraction for the town. And I’ll bet that pictures of that fish are in photo albums across the country.

Back home the Melbourne lockdown will be extended for another week.

Towing Kms: 0

Accom: $29.75

Tocumwal’s Big Fish and what a beauty he is

6 thoughts on “Capricorn Dancers, Day 7 – The 2nd Big Thing

  1. Almost lost the red and black story as I was busy salivating over those crumbed lamb cutlets. They are our absolute favourite protein of choice but so expensive now that they’ve been relegated to Christmas dinner.

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