Here’s one for the readers who are fascinated by Aussie place names. When I took this photo just prior to Christmas, Tangambalanga, Vic was bathed in light smoke from the Sydney bushfires. I was going to use the photo for an entirely different story based around some folks we met last year. Now this pretty dairying centre on the Kiewa River close to Tallangatta has its own fire concerns with fronts on both the south and the east of town. For overseas readers who wish to get an understanding of the extent of these bushfires, the maps on these Victorian … Continue reading Tangambalanga

Yackandandah Streetscape

Dec 2019, Yackandandah, Vic We recently spent a few restful days visiting a friend in Yackandandah, Vic. This delightful small town is one of those places that the world forgot for a time and thus now its commercial precinct is heritage listed. Residential streets are adorned with Victorian era cottages and rambling flower gardens. Nestled in a small valley crisscrossed with small burbling creeks it is usually busy with day trippers from the larger towns in North Eastern Victoria. We got lucky, the streets were quiet, the weather was warm, and the town was draped in a pre-Christmas hush. The … Continue reading Yackandandah Streetscape

Yay it’s Yea

Yea, Vic is a great little town at the crossroads of the Melba Highway and the Goulburn Valley Highway and for as long as I can remember (and that’s a long time) it’s always been far enough out of Melbourne for one to need a refreshment stop. There are three pubs, two bakeries and numerous cafes, wide streets and plenty of parking. So popular is Yea for that important stop that it even has two public toilet blocks. There’s room enough to park cars & caravans or cars & boats. Because this important junction town is close to Lake Eildon, … Continue reading Yay it’s Yea