Day 10 Saturday 18/2/2023 Nicholson, Cool cloudy, 22˚ Although it didn’t rain much and was a warm night everything looks bright green and washed clean. How nice it is to stand under the shower and hear the distinctive call of … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 10 – Home via Bunyip & Koo Wee Rup
Day 9 Friday 17/2/2023 Nicholson, hot 36˚ With our formal muster over, most of our caravan club members head for home. It is preferable to stay put rather than take a longish drive on a hot day. The weather, however, behaves unexpectedly. During breakfast, we have a half-hour shower of heavy rain cooling things down quite markedly. A bunch of us decide to visit Metung and have lunch at the legendary Metung Pub. The sky is now blue, there’s a light breeze and the moored boats looked very inviting. Lunch overlooking Bancroft Bay gets a tick of approval from us … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 9 – Bluff & Bluster
Day 8 Thursday 16/2/2023 Nicholson, hot 34˚ It’s a warm night and I’m woken in the early morning by the noise of a possum banging the open roof hatch, trampolining on the flywire, playing with the TV aerial, and stomping … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 8 – Flatty Tails & Flopping About
Day 7 Wednesday 15/2/2023 Nicholson, Warm Woody was up early and bouncing in and out of the caravan helping the boys cook breakfast in the camp kitchen. It’s a warm morning and the sun streams in, the boys dart back … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 7 – Sipping & Savouring
Day 6 Tuesday 14/2/2023 Nicholson, sunny 21˚ It was a cool night and good for sleeping. Woody cooks his favourite breakfast, kidneys in gravy, for himself only. Thank goodness. We have a lazy breakfast in the sun. ‘A’ is winning … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 6 – Silt Jetties & Koalas
Day 5 Monday 13/2/2023 Nicholson, overcast low 20’s After a quiet night and a good sleep, we’re up at first light to quietly move Priscilla to the new site. It only takes a short while to be settled into our … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 5 – How do you like yours? Rare or Charred?
Day 4 Sunday 12/2/2023 Heyfield, cool change 24˚ We laze about having coffee outside and chatting. We’re entertained by PB who is fixing something on PT’s van and as is usual for musters there are legs sticking out from under … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 4 – Rabbit Stew Anyone?
Day 3 Saturday 11/2/2023 Heyfield, hot 33˚ It’s a misty morning and a little cool. Last week I’d had a cuppa with the little boy who used to live next door but one, he’s 69 now and no longer the … Continue reading Nicking off to Nicholson – Day 3 – Local Knowledge is best
Day 2 Friday 10/2/2023 Yinnar to Heyfield, Warm 30˚ What a great night’s sleep that was. With windows wide open we were able to watch the stars through the roof hatch above the bed, smell the grassy paddocks, and hear … Continue reading Nicking Off to Nicholson – Day 2 – A Heyfield Haircut
Day 1 Thursday 9/2/2023 Home to Yinnar, sunny 28˚ It’s a warm clear summer morning and the weather is on the improve. We pick up the Princes Highway via Cranbourne and Berwick, never again! The new development and roadworks on … Continue reading Nicking Off to Nicholson – Day 1 – Steak & Pot Nite