To Great Western, Maryborough Railway Station

Day 5 Friday 4/2/2022 Maryborough, light breeze sunny 26 We have a feast of ducks on the lakeshore behind us. An Indian Runner and her clutch of ducklings graze on the lawn. The corellas are making an unholy noise in the trees above and sounding like 1000 broody hens. There are honeyeaters, wood ducks and swans as well as walkers circling the lake. Driving around town we have to visit the piece de resistance, the Maryborough Station. The railway station here is so large that Mark Twain was quoted as saying “You can put the whole population of Maryborough into … Continue reading To Great Western, Maryborough Railway Station

To Great Western, Castlemaine

Day 2 Tuesday 1/2/22, Castlemaine, cooler El Prado races into town to the Lyal Eales store. Any campers visiting Western Victoria could easily find themselves in a campers paradise in these stores which are dotted about the larger towns in this area. His camp chair has broken and he is in need of a part, he returns with the replacement part and a tube of Locktite to keep his nuts in order. We walk across the road to the historic Mill for coffee at Das Kaffeehaus. Instantly we wish we hadn’t already had breakfast as the meals look superb and … Continue reading To Great Western, Castlemaine

To Great Western, Castlemaine

Day 1 Monday 31/1/2022, Home to Castlemaine, overcast humid 34 We get away at 12:30pm after a bit of maintenance; a car service and a mammogram. We had planned to all meet up in the crater of Mt Franklin but it is a bit too hot. Not the volcano, the weather. In other words, we’re a bunch of wooses and prefer power for some air conditioned comfort. Thus Toothless’ Missus, Madam Secretary has booked us and The Prado’s into a caravan park in Castlemaine. We have no set plans for this trip it’s just nice to get away again now … Continue reading To Great Western, Castlemaine