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Bushman’s Rest, Lake Cullulleraine – Weethalle Showground – Narrabri – Scarborough (South Australia – Queensland)

23/12/16  Saying goodbye to our camping buddies Charles and Joy at World’s End Reserve, we followed the Goyder Highway east through rolling hills, golden fields of wheat and endless sheep pastures. The Murray River soon appeared on our right, and from the top of the Golden Limestone Cliffs, we looked out on the swollen river. Flood waters had breached the banks and spread out through the river red gums on the broad floodplain to the far cliffs. It was wonderful to see the mighty Murray so full and replenished by recent rains. There was a downside to the flooding, though. The many scenic bush camps dotted along the river were under all that floodwater.

Consequently we motored on, following the meandering river east and crossing it just beyond Renmark via the Paringa Bridge. This heritage listed bridge has a single railway line in the centre (now disused), with a narrow road lane on each side of it. A lift span allows river traffic to pass underneath. The road lane felt very tight for the Kruiser and we were glad it wasn’t any wider.

A little way down the road, we crossed into Victoria, intending to stay at a bush camp on the border. The Landy, though, was showing an outside temperature of 38C and rising, and we opted instead for a powered site. We spent the night beside Lake Cullulleraine at the Bushman’s Rest Caravan Park with the aircon keeping us cool and comfortable. The next morning was overcast with a forecast of rain. It was our wedding anniversary and we stayed on a second day beside the lake to celebrate.

img_3089Between the small towns of Goolgowi and Rankins Springs on the Mid Western Highway, we were happy to sit a long way back from a caravan that was travelling along at our pace. Suddenly, the van tilted and pulled over to the roadside, having lost a wheel. We stopped and gave them a hand to find the wandering wheel, got their details and went ahead to Rankins Springs to arrange a tow vehicle to get them into nearby Griffith where the broken wheel studs could be replaced. We were the first on hand to help them, and two other caravans pulled up to offer help as well. Aussies are a great bunch, quick to pitch in and do what they can when someone’s in trouble, especially for travellers on the side of the road.

That night, we camped in the showgrounds of the small town of Weethalle, among a group of rustic buildings facing a white-fenced trotting track sitting idle between infrequent race meetings. A local contact person was very helpful in opening up the facilities and making sure we were comfortable for the night.

From Lake Cullulleraine in upper Victoria, we had three big motoring days that took us home by Christmas Day, firstly 547kms to Weethalle in New South Wales, then 578kms to Narrabri where we stayed the night with Deb and Stu, and the final leg of 611kms to home. North of Narrabri, broad sheets of water lying in the paddocks and across the road at one point was evidence of recent rains. We’d crossed three State borders in four days to spend the festive day with family.

Since commencing in 2014, we’ve travelled 65,740kms with the van. Here are some facts about our overlanding to WA this year:

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“Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me. I want people to know why I look this way. I’ve travelled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.” – The Landy 

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Mt Gambier (South Australia)

17/05/16  From Hamilton, we headed 134 kilometres west across the South Australian border to Mt Gambier and set up the van in the showgrounds. Two days extended to three to allow us to see the local attractions. We liked the town, its gardens and autumn leaves reminding us of Toowoomba, back in Queensland.

The Blue Lake and Valley Lake on the edge of town are quite spectacular crater remnants of volcanic activity believed to have occurred only 5,000 years ago. They are among the youngest volcanoes in Australia. It would have been an impressive sight for the locals when they blew their top. Both lakes are filled with ground water to the level of the surrounding water table, and Blue Lake supplies the town with very good quality drinking water.

Leaving the Kruiser at the showgrounds, we took a drive the second day to Nelson on the coast just across the border in Victoria, and looked around the Discovery Bay Coastal Park where Di had fun spotting lots of bird life. Following the coastline back into South Australia, we stopped off at Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park and Ewens Ponds Conservation Park, both considered to be wetlands of international importance. The crystal clear waters of both ponds have been slowly filtering through the limestone over thousands of years, forming the ponds’ features and creating spectacular and deep underwater environments for diving and snorkelling. It was way too cold for us to consider getting in, but we could still appreciate the scenery from dry land.

Still following the coast road west, we went through the tiny coastal villages of Brown Beach and Riddoch Bay to picturesque Port MacDonnell where we had a great meal at Periwinkles Café on the foreshore. Highly recommended if you’re ever in the area. The remainder of the afternoon’s sightseeing was cut short by a sudden thunderstorm that came across during lunch, and we headed back to Mt Gambier and the van.

The third day included a visit to the Umpherston Sinkhole, also known as the Sunken Garden, a short distance from our showgrounds camp. It was once an underground cave formed through dissolution of the limestone by rain and ground water, and the top of the chamber later collapsed downwards creating the sinkhole. The build-up of soil over time created a perfect environment for a garden at the bottom. A similar sinkhole is in the centre of town right beside the town hall, called the Cave Garden, and features a light show at night.

“A volcano may be considered as a cannon of immense size.” — Oliver Goldsmith, Goldsmith’s Miscellaneous Works (1841)

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Peterborough – Burra – Clare: Wheat to Wine (South Australia)

3/11/15  From Melrose, we headed south through lots and lots of wheat country, then east through even more wheat country to our next stopover at Peterborough. It doesn’t take very long at all for one IMG_7008wheat field to look like all the rest. Seen one, seen them all; but occasionally the scenery included a ruined stone cottage standing amongst the wheat. We called in for a look around and lunch at Jamestown, a pretty little historic town with many nicely maintained or restored stone buildings, and a little further on, we reckoned the small township of Yongala could have been lifted straight from a period movie about our colonial past. The only things missing were horses and carriages and ladies in bonnets and long skirts.

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Peterborough struck a chord as it used to be a junction station linking South Australia’s narrow gauge rail track with the standard gauge track from New South Wales, and became a major transhipping point for transferring cargo and passengers from one gauge to the other. My father was a railway employee in Queensland and, for a decade or so, worked at a similar transhipping point at Wallangarra Railway Station where Queensland’s narrow gauge rail track met the standard gauge track coming up from New South Wales.

In this part of South Australia, we kept coming across wind generators perched on the ridgeline of hills in the distance. South Australia is the largest producer of wind energy in Australia, and there are currently sixteen wind farms operating across the State. We didn’t mind the look of the large wind turbines turning slowly on the horizon; there was something artistic about them, but I guess we don’t have to live with them all the time.

South of Peterborough, the showground at Burra was our next camp. We loved the architecture of the stone buildings in this very historic town, and thought it more reminiscent of England than Australia. You don’t find houses like those in Queensland. It took two days to complete the heritage trail around the town and nearby Monster Mine, and we were provided with the key to gain entry to a number of locked sites including the remnants of primitive “dugouts” excavated into the banks of Burra Creek. In the mid-1800s, around 600 dugouts, some with white-washed walls and glass windows, were used for free accommodation by miners.

Our next camp at Clare was at the pleasant grassy Clare Valley Racecourse which we shared with just one other van until they moved on. We stayed four nights. The first day was a biggie visiting a few of the many wineries in the Clare Valley and restocking the mobile cellar – Mad Bastard Wines, Knappstein Wines, Kirrihill Wines, and O’Leary Walker Wines where we had a ploughman’s platter lunch, then on to Taylors Wines, Shut the Gate Winery, and finally Annie’s Lane at Quelltaler Winery. The next day saw us at the heritage town of Auburn, then to Reilly’s Wines for a terrific lunch in their old cottage cellar door and restaurant, and on to Paulett Wines for tiramisu and coffee. We were totally stuffed, and our wine cellar was well and truly restocked, with bottles shoved into every available spare space in the van and car.

With the sky looking foreboding and the forecast of thunderstorms, we stayed an extra day at the racecourse and spent Melbourne Cup beside the manicured Clare Valley Race Track, just the two of us and the view. Taken to the cleaners ourselves, we gave the Landy and Kruiser a wash, shedding layers of red desert dust that had built up since Alice Springs. It was so nice to be able to touch or lean on the rig without coming away dusty.

“A race track is a place where windows clean people.” – Danny Thomas

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Melrose (South Australia)

26/10/15  After months of being in areas of drought, dust, flies, red sand, more dust, gibber rocks, and even more flies, it was a nice change to see proper GREEN again. We loved the desert areas of Australia, but were both looking forward to once again seeing the ocean and green countryside.

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The drive from Beltana Station in the northern Flinders Ranges to Melrose near Port Pirie took us from parched mountain settings, through flat sheep country and broad plains of wheat to the little showground at Melrose, where we camped among the five hundred year old River Gums in the shadow of Mount Remarkable.

Melrose is a quaint little town, the oldest in the Flinders Ranges, with lots of green grass, very little dust…and very few flies. Di enjoyed browsing through the homewares and gift shops, I picked up the latest Lee Child novel, and we had a beverage at the rustic North Star Inn. After the long drive to Melrose, we were quickly into counted sheep that night, only to be woken early the next morning by several hundred of them grazing around our van and calling for their wayward lambs. IMG_6746Undeniably, we were now in sheep country. The rest of the day was spent doing very little and just relaxing.

The following day was freezing. We’d just come out of temperatures in the 40’s and now it was like a winter’s day and 14C. Gusty and cold westerly winds had come up during the night and persisted for most of the day. It had been some time since we’d worn our coats and had to dig around to find them. With the van unhitched, we took a drive to Port Pirie for lunch, via the small coastal town of Port Germein that boasted the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere at 1,532 metres. I can say that we walked all the way to the end of it, but I’m not saying which end.

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Port Pirie (SA)

After a look around Port Pirie, we continued south to Port Broughton for a look, mainly because it was another “Port” and rounded off the day nicely. The return route to Melrose was through the wheat growing area back from the coast. They sure do grow a lot of wheat around here.

“Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.” – Louis L’Amour

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Alice Springs – East MacDonnell Ranges (Northern Territory) – 1

24/09/15  Up until arriving in Alice Springs, we’d been without television, radio, internet and mobile reception for more than two weeks and for all we knew the Zombie Apocalypse could have eventuated. Quite the opposite, though, in fact. So removed were we from the normal stream of information that we weren’t aware Australia had a new Prime Minister until someone mentioned it at a camp site a few days after the event. Over a celebratory drink later, Di and I agreed that it was quite OK not knowing what was happening in the News as it’s all rather depressing these days anyway. I’ve always believed that you don’t worry about the small stuff, and that it’s all small stuff, really. Maybe not so much for ex-Prime Ministers, but, hey, that’s life.

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We arrived at the showgrounds campsite (Blatherskite Park) in Alice just after lunch and met up with friends from Berry Springs, Gary and Julie. It was great to catch up with them again and to be back in a reasonably large town. While we were off-line, I continued to write the regular blog articles and compile videos for the YouTube channel as we went along, and Di had been processing her photos, but none of it was able to be uploaded. So our stay in Alice kicked off with bringing the blog up to date, although the internet speed was very slow at our campsite due to the surrounding mountains. I temporarily stopped uploading videos to YouTube as it was taking forever. We’ll continue with the blog articles and will include the vids when we’re somewhere with suitable internet speed.

We took a day and backtracked 80kms from Alice into the East MacDonnell Ranges to Trephina Gorge, Corroboree Rock, Jessie Gap and Emily Gap as it was easier to do these without the van on.

We spent the next day in Alice looking through the CBD and the numerous Aboriginal art galleries. There were many excellent pieces that we would have happily hung on our walls at home, but after doing the rounds we were put off by the sense of commercialism and mass-production around the whole scene. The galleries were selling canvasses with very hefty price tags, while just outside in the Mall, Aboriginals were sitting on the grass painting similar pieces and hawking them to passers-by for much, much less. The sense that perhaps these people were being manipulated and exploited took the wind from our sails and we decided not to buy any of it.

I had always wanted to know how to play the didgeridoo, and took a 30 minute lesson with Andrew Langford at the Sounds of Starlight. It was a great experience, and I surprised myself by actually managing some proper “didgey” sounds from it amongst all the other quite miserable sounds. Lip control is a big part of it and I kept cycling between getting it and then losing it. And as for the circular breathing technique, I just couldn’t get that at all. It comes from a lot of practice, apparently. I’ll seek further instruction on that from Di, who I know can expel air from the mouth while inhaling at the same time quite well. Check out Andrew Langford on YouTube – he’s amazing on the didgeridoo.

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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Woodford – Bowenville Reserve – Warra – Wallumbilla (Queensland)

17/05/2015  The repairs to the Discovery turned out to be a non-event. After delaying our travels to have the car fixed, our repairer couldn’t find any further error codes being recorded since the ‘Suspension Fault’ light came on in Ballina a week earlier. Nor was any leak able to be found in the air suspension system. While he initially thought there may be an air leak in the system, that proved not to be the case and it was decided that the fault was most probably electrical and intermittent, meaning that it could not readily be repeated or the cause isolated. Throwing replacement parts at it would be costly and possibly fruitless and, as the fault had only happened that one time, the best course of action was to do nothing and hope like hell that it was just a one-time event. Hopefully not famous last words (touch wood!)

From Woodford, we headed west through Kilcoy and enjoyed a pleasant lunch stop at Moore, a small town on the D’Aguilar Highway not far from Caboolture that is transforming itself into an arty-foodsy type country village. We first came across the Kai Lounge & Bar last year when we were camped at nearby Linville. As well as the terrific healthy food, we like this Aladdin’s Cave of art, eclectic clothes and books. Once again I came very close to buying one of their cow hide rugs.

From Moore, it was a slow and steady climb up the Blackbutt Range to Yarraman, where wIMG_6693e turned onto the New England Highway and descended the Cooyar Range through Cooyar to our intended overnight camp at Swinging Bridge Park. Di was feeling good with the travel, though, so we pushed on via Maclagan to meet the Warrego Highway at Jondaryan. It was then a short drive up the highway to the small town of Bowenville and the nearby Bowenville Reserve, a very picturesque free camp spot beside the Oakey Creek. After setting up, we took a wander along the creek which was still swollen and very brown from recent rains, and then settled into a couple of wines on the ‘patio’ back at the van. While we could easily have stayed on longer at this very pleasant spot, we were both inclined to head off the next morning and keep travelling.

IMG_6688 IMG_6701 IMG_6703 IMG_6702Our next overnight camp was at Warra, only an hour further west along the Warrego Highway. This short travel leg compensated for the double leg of the day before. We set up at a small rest area tucked away from the highway behind the Richard Best Heritage Park, home to the restored Warra Railway Station, the old Police lockup, and the nicely presented Haystack State School building. The park is next to Cooranga Creek and in 1844 this was the campsite of the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt and his party when they came through on their way north.

IMG_6723 Very conveniently, the historic Warra Hotel was erected in 1906 right across from the park, just so that 109 years later Di and I could do our bit to share the wealth across the bar. The new owners have started renovating the old rambling two-storey Queenslander-style pub, and while they still have a long way to go with the work on the interior, the front has been restored back to its original balustrade verandas and looks very grand. It’s great to see enterprise like this in a small town. The local school currently had seven students, four of which were the bar attendant’s children, one being the oldest student and another being the youngest.

The next morning, we pushed on west along the Warrego, through Chinchilla and Miles, to our next camp site at Wallumbilla. This is a free camp site in the showgrounds, with power and water available. This one was certainly different from the last two sites as it was very open and dusty, but I figured so is most of western Queensland in the current drought. IMG_6728 Just after we’d set up, a guy called John pulled up next to us in a large box truck with a caravan attached. It turned out that he travelled the country for eight months of the year to quite a number of show days presenting talks and demonstrations on bush techniques such as rope making, butter making, working dog show, Australiana, story-telling and so forth. Quite an interesting character to talk to and a good source of free camp sites around the place. One night at Wallumbilla Showgrounds proved to be enough for us. While power and water were provided at no charge, the camp site was a very exposed and dusty and just wasn’t enjoyable. We later learned that the annual show had been held only two weekends earlier, which accounted for the grounds being so worked over and dusty when we arrived.

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On the Road Again…

10/05/2015  After a period of twelve weeks at home in Scarborough, we are now back on the road.
During the layover, the Kruiser was serviced and we’re now camped at Woodford Showgrounds to familiarise ourselves with living in the van again.

It has taken us a little while to get back into our routine after being away from it for so long – like remembering which switch does what, and how to turn the hot water on. But in no time at all, we have found ourselves back “Living the Life”. A little bit of Up-Time (doing stuff, cleaning things, food shopping, repacking the storage lockers), a lot of Down-Time (coffee, reading, naps, happy hour) and life is great again.

From here, we’re going to central Australia, via south-west and western Queensland. Detailed planning is not our thing, as we generally just look for the next one or two camp locations. Generally, though, we will head west from Woodford via Dalby, Chinchilla, Roma and then north to Winton. At Boulia, we’ll decide whether to head into Northern Territory via the Plenty Highway or to continue north to Mt Isa via Lawn Hill and then do the big loop to Alice Springs. It will really depend on the condition of the Plenty and whether it’s been graded recently or not. I’d like to do the Plenty but a spell at Lawn Hill would also be very pleasant alternative.

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Gulgong – Singleton (New South Wales)

05/02/2015  From Gulgong, we took the Ulan Road to connect through to the Golden Highway and then eastwards to the coast via the Hunter Valley. This is one of the best routes from the interior of the state to the coast, relatively unimpeded by mountains of the Great Dividing Range and other obstacles. This route took us into the beautiful Hunter Valley characterised by the many horse breeding properties with kilometres of black timber rail fencing enclosing acres of lush green lawn-like pasture that looked good enough to pull up for and eat. Just as we had gotten used to kilometre after kilometre of verdant pastures, we came over a crest of a hill to be confronted by the first of many coal mines located in the valley. The contrast of what we now saw to what we’d just passed through was like a scene from the apocalypse – high black hills of coal swarming with lumping great dump trucks moving over it like ants on a gigantic ant nest, and wide swathes of surface strip mining that extended for kilometres. It is beyond me why they are still digging this stuff up in this day and age. And in such a beautiful place as this as well! It was like Eden meets Dante’s Inferno!

At Singleton, we were fortunate to get a camp site at the showgrounds as the circus was in town and their Big Top and vans and gear took up most of the area across the main show ring from us. The local RSL across the road served up a great meal and drinks, and a $10 win on the Keno (i.e. money back only). With the occasional deep lion roar through the night, we could almost have been camped on the grass plains of the Serengeti being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the wildlife. No after-dark strolls to the amenities block that night!

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Wagga Wagga – Gulgong (New South Wales)

4/02/2015  From Wagga Wagga, we continued 40kms north on the Olympic Highway to Junee where we pulled over for a leg stretch. The town has retained many magnificent old buildings that give a hint of what life would have been like in the late 1800s. We could easily imagine an enthusiastic young porter whose job it was to pull the chain and ring the bell on the platform of the ornate railway station, announcing the imminent arrival and departure of the next north- or south-bound mail train.

We stayed that night in Young, 100kms distant along the highway, and the following night in Blayney, 140kms further on and just west of Bathurst. Our intention was to travel to Scarborough via the Pacific Highway along the NSW coastline. While I prefer quiet bushland settings and the country scenery, Di is much more a water-baby at heart and had been missing sand between her toes and sunburn on the beach. So, to miss the traffic and crowds that tend to be drawn to coastal areas, we planned to hit the coast further north beyond Sydney.

15kms before reaching Blayney, we turned off the highway to Carcoar, population 218, located in a small green valley, straddling the banks of the Belubula River. The town has been classified by the National Trust due to the number of intact 19th century buildings. It was fascinating to walk around the town, but equally fascinating to find none of them open, not even the pub. The town apparently bustles with tourist activity on weekends; but not Tuesdays, apparently.

The old general store with its walls still lined with the original shelving had its doors open, but was unattended, and we started to think we’d stumbled into a ghost town.

While we would have preferred a pub lunch, as we walked down the main street, we had a feed of plums followed by apples from fruit trees growing on the footpath, and followed this with a bunch each of muscat grapes from a vine growing next to the Stoke Stable, built by convicts in 1849. Not a pub lunch, but better for us and free for the taking. Thinking about it, though, there may have been not too dissimilar reasons why some of the convicts found themselves in Carcoar at that time building a stone stable.

From Blayney the next day, we took the Millthorpe road to meet up with the Mitchell Highway. Millthorpe is a lovely little town located between Blayney and Orange with a population of about 700 people. It comprises grand buildings, heritage architecture and a streetscape that has remained largely unchanged since the early 1900’s. The entire village is classified by the National Trust and the village centre has cobbled, bluestone bordered streets.

Beyond Orange, we stopped at Molong for morning tea and a refuel, and found a lovely old two-storey commercial building in the main street that the owner informed us was for sale. The price was reasonable and our thoughts went to what a lovely Grand Design it would make, but we resisted the urge and continued on to Gulgong, a 19th-century gold rush town in the Central Tablelands, where we stayed overnight at the showgrounds with a small mob of sheep grazing nearby.

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Gulgong has a population of around 1,800 people and has retained much of its 19th century character, particularly the broad shady balconies on the many of the two-storey commercial buildings. With the advent of the automobile in the early 1900s, balconies that extended over footpaths were generally removed in most towns to avoid the problem of vehicles reversing into the balcony posts that were located at the gutter edge. Fortunately, Gulgong resisted this trend and has retained most of the lovely second-storey balconies on its many commercial buildings. You can get a very good impression of what main streets looked like in the 1800s if you replace the cars with horses and carriages. A montage of goldrush-era Gulgong street scenes was used as a backdrop to the portrait of Henry Lawson on the first Australian ten dollar note (which was in use from 1966 until replaced by a polymer banknote in November 1993). Novelist and bush poet Henry Lawson lived briefly in Gulgong as a child in the early 1870s and the town and surrounding district often feature in his works.

We spread the wealth with an enjoyable lunch and drinks at the Commercial Hotel and camped for the night on power at the showgrounds.

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Canberra (ACT)

21/11/2014  Driving into Canberra is not at all as we expected with fairly hilly, dry countryside right to its doorstep. We are staying in the EPIC Park Campgrounds right in the centre of Canberra. It is expensive for showground conditions but worth it for the convenience. We keep waiting for traffic conditions just like Brisbane but it’s so easy to drive around the city that I even feel I could do it. We struck peak hour traffic one afternoon – it went for two blocks and that was regarded as bad.

The highlight for us in Canberra has been spending time with our niece Heather, her husband Andrew and their gorgeous son Nicholas. They have generously fed us and shown us their beautiful home and city. We enjoyed an evening out with them at Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant, followed by delicious chocolates from Koko Black, in the centre of Canberra.

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Pete had organised for the Disco to be serviced whilst in town and of course they found two major items that needed repairing – the lower control arms and the steering rods. Big cost unfortunately on top of the service but necessary for safe driving.

We spent a very windy, cold Sunday at the Australian War Memorial – such an incredible display of war artefacts. Placing a poppy on the Roll of Honour was a very moving experience for Pete and I. We had lunch at Poppy’s Restaurant and it was a great place to rest after lots and lots of walking. Pete would love to come again as we didn’t get to see all the displays and a fabulous new WW1 display will be opening in December.

A highlight of the visit to Canberra for Pete was a visit to the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum Canberra. He is now all inspired to use native Australian trees in his collection, as we saw bonsai swamp eucalypts, smooth barked apple trees (eucalypts) and bottlebrushes.

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We visited the Royal Australian Mint on Tuesday but it is currently undergoing renovations to their viewing area ready for their 50th Anniversary in February. There were no coins being minted at the time of our visit which was rather disappointing. We did get to mint our own coins for Charlotte and Anna which was fun though.

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Tomorrow we are going to be heading south towards Sale (East Gippsland) ready for our nephew Alec’s wedding to the beautiful Candice, in her home town of Maffra. We are looking forward to seeing Deb, Stuart, David, Suellen and some of the nieces and nephews again.

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