2/01/2015 The nearby town of Myrtleford was holding its annual Bush Market with a wide selection of stalls selling clothing and craft items plus food and wine. With the temperature in the high 30’s, we spent a very hot hour or so wandering through the market. Di bought some Red Chai Tea and a punnet of local strawberries, before we got back into the Disco and cranked up the air conditioning.
Lake Buffalo is a short drive, 24 kms south of Myrtleford along the Buffalo Creek Road, taking us by paddocks of very fat Black Angus cattle and numerous grape, apple and chestnut orchards. The lake is very picturesque and would make an ideal camping spot, but unfortunately camping is not allowed. The lake is very popular for water sports and there were many ski boats and canoes out on the water. Unfortunately, shortly before we arrived, a girl had been seriously injured and a group was awaiting the arrival of an ambulance and helicopter to provide medical assistance.
We continued on around the lake and up into the mountains to the village of Dandongadale that was showing on our Hema map, hoping to find a coffee or a cold drink, but arrived to find that no town existed. It was a nice drive anyway.