A refreshing dip or two

Day 9, Tuesday 14th Jan 2014 Porepunkah Because the park is beside the Rail Trail we’re up at 6:30 and on our bikes heading to Bright 9kms away. The trail is excellent and tarred all the way but even that doesn’t make it easier for me as I’ve let my bicycle fitness drop since Barham. We have a big cooked brekkie at Beanz in Bright before pedalling and sweating our way back. It is the prettiest bike path as it criss-crosses the Avon River and small creeks. Around Bright, there are scores of quaint holiday cottages with luxuriant gardens. There’s … Continue reading A refreshing dip or two

A change of pace and scenery, the Ovens Valley

Day 8, Monday 13th Jan 2014 Girgarre – Porepunkah Another hot night and we wake to the sounds of the galah nursery again. It’s time now to hitch up and meet T&C in the Ovens Valley. It’s a perfect morning for the drive through dairy farms, soft fruit orchards, and cow paddocks. We wash the dust off the van at a car wash in Wangaratta then drive over to Myrtleford in the Ovens Valey where we meet for lunch at our favourite local café, Cafe Fez. We amble off to the Porepunkah Big4 to find a very shady park only … Continue reading A change of pace and scenery, the Ovens Valley

You can play uke

Day 6, Saturday 11th Jan 2014 Elmore – Girgarre It was a warm night but the breeze through the van was pleasant, so we slept well. We drive about 40kms to Girgarre to find that the whole town (population 191) has been turned into a campground. We check-in at the town hall and pay our fee of $50 per head. This covers Friday dinner, which we have missed, Saturday dinner, Sunday cooked breakfast, all music, and music workshops. In all, it’s damned good value. There is only one post office store in town, oh, and a hardware store, but thankfully … Continue reading You can play uke