Chestnuts roasting…

Day 5, Saturday March 29th 2014 Nug Nug, Vic It is a warm misty morning and there are shafts of sunlight glinting through the trees. The weather forecast is for the high 20’s and no rain. The sun warms us and folks drift fireside for a yarn. A few folks wander off to town to see the local market, others to check their phones. A couple of the blokes return with a boot load of chestnuts and spend the afternoon shelling them. The ladies get to talking about knitting and a crochet and knitting group swings into action with needles … Continue reading Chestnuts roasting…

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Day 2, Wednesday March 26th 2014 Nug Nug Last night we fell asleep to the sound of the river gurgling beside us. Today we celebrate two birthdays with cake and coffee beside the river. Some of us are My Kitchen Rules fans and have missed out on last night’s cook-off. G re-runs last night’s show on the outside TV on his new van. It is spitting with rain so there we are, a bunch of seniors, in the bush, sitting under a dripping tree staring at the TV muttering “you didn’t crumb it properly”. And I always thought that outside … Continue reading Camp chair experts

Nug Nug

Day 1, Tuesday March 25th 2014 Melbourne – Nug Nug, Vic It’s a cool autumn morning and we leave home at 9:50. We take Eastlink, Monash Freeway, Tullamarine Freeway, Ring Road, Hume Highway. We’re heading to a caravan club muster in an offshoot of the Ovens Valley. By the time we have crossed the Great Dividing Range the weather has become warm and dry. We disregard the GPS and turn right at the Snow Road because we love the beauty of the Snow Road. We arrive at Myrtleford around 3:30pm and pick up a BBQ chook at the local supermarket … Continue reading Nug Nug

Nug Nug, Vic

Just a short 10kms south of Myrtleford in the Ovens Valley there is a delightful bush camp called Nug Nug. Managed and well maintained by local residents there is lush green grass and both native and specimen trees beside the gurgling Buffalo River. There are toilets, a BBQ and power and river water are on tap. A small daily fee is charged. Myrtleford is a great base for exploring the Ovens Valley and there is no shortage of local produce. It may have a funny name but Nug Nug is a place where you end up staying much longer than … Continue reading Nug Nug, Vic