The Empty Esky Tour, Day 20 – Towong

Day 20 Wednesday 11/3/20 Towong Flat, Warm 29 The boys run into town early to get water and supplies for tonight’s burger night. We have another deliciously lazy day in the sun. I spend the morning the sketching the farm across the road. It’s bliss. Woody takes a walk along the river and has to return quietly after he stumbles across a couple enjoying a private moment on the riverbank. Veewee arrives exhausted after a long drive, her poodle co-pilot is a bundle of energy. El Prado cooks the burgers on the barbie and we sit chatting until dark. “I … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 20 – Towong

The Empty Esky Tour, Day 19 – Towong

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 … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 19 – Towong

Let’s raise a glass to the Mirrool pub

I was pleased to read recently that the Mirrool Pub is back in business and under new management. For the ‘pub stay’ caravanner using the Newell Highway this is great news because the friendly hamlet of Mirrool provides spotless and modern bathrooms (toilets and showers) along with power and water for a small fee. Across the road is the grand old Royal Hotel from which, as legend has it, is where AFL star Billy Brownless once kicked a footy over the grain silos. For those grey nomads making the trek north in winter there’s a big open fireplace in the … Continue reading Let’s raise a glass to the Mirrool pub