The Empty Esky Tour, Day 20 – Towong

Day 20 Wednesday 11/3/20 Towong Flat, Warm 29 The boys run into town early to get water and supplies for tonight’s burger night. We have another deliciously lazy day in the sun. I spend the morning the sketching the farm across the road. It’s bliss. Woody takes a walk along the river and has to return quietly after he stumbles across a couple enjoying a private moment on the riverbank. Veewee arrives exhausted after a long drive, her poodle co-pilot is a bundle of energy. El Prado cooks the burgers on the barbie and we sit chatting until dark. “I … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 20 – Towong

The Empty Esky Tour, Day 19 – Towong

Day 19 Tuesday 10/3/20 Towong Flat, mid 20’s Being a non travel day we have a gloriously lazy morning. When Woody gets up for a shower I open the blind and read in bed watching the river. A rare pleasure. We read in the sun and I write a silly song for our club. The council guys come in to tidy up the park. They mow and snip and leave it looking a treat. After lunch we drive the 6 or so kilometres into Corryong. The town is busy. El Prado has a haircut and a distressing discussion about the … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 19 – Towong

The Empty Esky Tour, Day 17 – Burrowye Bend

Day 17 Sunday 8/3/20 Kergunyah to Burrowye Bend, warm It is sad to be leaving this perfect park. We fuel up at Tallangatta then take the road to Granya which to my surprise takes us over the rather steep pinch of Mt Granya to the Murray Valley. At least it tests the work we had done on the Jeep. At the tiny hamlet of Granya there are expansive views of Lake Hume with dead trees, swathes of green, billabongs and stretches of winding river. Pelicans are patrolling the billabongs. This stretch of road has been designated The Great River Road, … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 17 – Burrowye Bend

The Empty Esky Tour, Day 16 – Kergunyah

Day 16 Saturday 7/3/20 Kergunyah, Warm 28 This park is the best of both worlds, it is spacious with farm views and all the amenities of a caravan park. The trees are turning golden with the first glow of autumn. We drive into Tallangatta which was a control centre for the fire fighters. The lake, man-made Lake Hume, is dry here. The last time we stayed in Tallangatta the water views were a feature of the caravan park. The town is busy for the local show is on. Instead we go out to the lookout over the Old Tallangatta town. … Continue reading The Empty Esky Tour, Day 16 – Kergunyah