Sunday November 4th 2012 Corowa Great excitement today as Woody’s brother Woody the Elder and his son arrive on their motorbikes after having ridden down from Thredbo where they have been attending a motorbike expo. As Woody the Elder has ridden all the way from the Gold Coast on his Suzuki 400cc scooter, we have been following their progress by phone since he left home. We have a day of catching up on all the news and watch the sunset with a Chicken and Rice Casserole that was hiding in the magical freezer. We farewell M, as he’ll be heading … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 16 – The bikers arrive
Saturday November 3rd 2012, Corowa We start the day with espresso coffees all round at our van (of course we brought the coffee machine), then walk into town. Being Melbourne Cup Weekend the boys head off to the Corowa Hotel (there are 5 pubs in town) for a beer and a bet. The girls do a spot of shopping and there are plenty of shops to explore. We have a lovely lunch on the motel lawns overlooking the river. Dinner is at the Old Empire Hotel which has done us proud in the past. We have an exceptionally good meal, … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 15 – A beer and a punt
Friday November 2nd 2012, Yarrawonga to Corowa It was a very cold night, but we awake to a beautiful sunny morning. Gee it’s washing day again, at least this park is quiet so the task is knocked over whilst we have breakfast. We top up the fuel and drive on to Corowa along the northern, NSW shore of the lake. This is our shortest drive, a mere 40kms, so we check into Ball Park Caravan Park at 10:00am. Ball Park is a very large council run park and although delightfully treed most of the ‘tenants’ have onsite vans, in fact … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 14 – A long weekend
Thursday November 1st 2012, Echuca to Yarrawonga It rains heavily during breakfast. Because we’re in a large town we venture out for a coffee, we find a place that advertises barista training, so we give them a try, sadly it is only passable. We stock up on supplies for the upcoming weekend in Corowa with our friends and family. We find a caravan repair place on the Melbourne Road and they fix the awning in a half hour. Echuca was a valuable pit stop. We’re back on the road at 1:15pm and it’s a pleasant drive through wheat fields and … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 13 – Time to downsize?
Wednesday October 31st 2012, Robinvale to Echuca It is a warm morning, but the wind is building up, we hit the road at 9:40am and pass orchards of grapes, oranges, olives and nuts, it is a bountiful area. We stop … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 12 – Meandering upstream
Tuesday October 30th 2012, Menindee to Robinvale We wake to the most amazing moonset over the lake. By 7:30am we’re on the road and it’s a beautiful clear morning and we have 100kms to cover before Broken Hill and then … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 11 – That bush has legs!
Monday October 29th Menindee Lakes We’re up at 6am to shoot the sunrise, which is gentle and peaceful, except for the sound of hundreds of fish jumping! The pelicans glide back and forth catching what jumps their way. Washing the … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 10 – Kinchega Woolshed
Sunday October 28th 2012, Broken Hill to Menindee It’s warm and clear and very quiet, there must be a lot of sore heads in town. We pack up and head off early, we have an easy 112kms to cover. Two … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 9 – Menindee Lakes
Saturday October 27th 2012, Broken Hill We’re up bright and early to get a washing machine in the camp laundry, we have everything washed and dried by 10:00am. We are constantly amazed at the camper’s attire when they visit the … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 8 – Broken Hill Cup Day
Friday October 26th 2012, Broken Hill Although the caravan park is neat and clean (being constantly maintained by a team of fit young men), it does have a location problem; It is adjacent to the largest cemetery I’ve ever seen … Continue reading Red Dirt, Day 7 – Poking about Broken Hill