The Empty Esky Tour, Day 12 – Yackandandah

Day 12 Tuesday 3/3/20 Yackandandah, 10 – 29 light cloud We do a little grocery shopping for dinner as we’ll put on a roast for the Prado’s arrival tonight. We buy Gumtree pies for lunch and I can’t resist the Lamb and mint sauce pie. These pies are so good that the owner was awarded ‘Yackandandah citizen of the year’. The Prado’s arrive looking a little worse for wear. El Prado is recovering from a dose of ‘ship flu’ and Elle is sporting a black eye from cataract surgery. Phil, a mate of Toothless’ drops by for a chat. Toothless … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 12 – Yackandandah

The Empty Esky Tour, Day 9 Yackandandah

Day 9 Saturday 29/2/20 Broken Creek to Yackandandah, warm 29 We wake early and pack up. There’ll be no lazy brekkies in the camp kitchen with this lot. As we drive out they’re already queueing for the toilets and showers with towels draped over their arms. We have a good coffee and gooey brownies in Benalla at Polly Pocket cafe and I buy a T shirt from the attached screen printing business. We pick up a few necessities and wash the van before ambling off through the King and Ovens Valleys to Beechworth and Yack. We settle into the Yackandandah … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 9 Yackandandah

The Empty Esky Tour, Day 8 – Broken Creek

We walk around Benalla and do a little shopping. Last night we had half a dozen camps here for the 60th birthday party on the weekend, but after lunch they really started rolling in. This property would be about 20 acres in size with loads of room for everyone. The weekend visitors are all packed in tightly and Woody is assuming that they prefer not to walk. Our peace has been shattered. Woody is getting anxious because they’re filling their tanks with Doc’s water. There’s a van under our kitchen window and a tent near our back bumper. We eat … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 8 – Broken Creek