Monday, 14 July 2008

we interrupt the knitting to bring you...
a travel-blog

That's right - today's Day 1 of our trip "down south".

We left home at 8.30. First stop - at 11.00 - was a tiny town called Gunning. The population according to one sign is 1,000; according to the welcome sign - 560! DD was impressed by the historical architecture, like the original Catholic church [which has since been replaced] and the old hut which is now a museum.
More amazingly, sites at the caravan park were free [maximum stay two nights!], as was entry to the swimming pool [too cold to swim today - maximum 17*C, which was warm for this time of year]. We had morning tea in Barbour Park with this view.

Lunch was in Gundagai. We didn't see the Dog on the Tucker Box; with all the roadworks I missed it. We ate lunch in a park near the Tourist Information Centre. Filled up with fuel - 169.9c per litre [about $AUS7.00 a gallon!] then we were on the road again.

We stopped for a 'rest stop' in the town of Holbrook. There we saw the most amazing site today: can you guess what this is? Yes, that's right - a real submarine! On dry land! Far from the coast! Does that make it a subterranean? You can read about it here.

Finally, after nearly 700km [approx . 440 miles] we arrived. Yes, we're here: Wangaratta - the home of Australian Country Spinners - suppliers of Patons, Cleckheaton and Panda yarns. Tomorrow, we hit the mill shop!


  1. One of my dreams was to visit Australia some day......thanks for the mini tour!

  2. It's lovely seeing this road trip. I have driven through this area so many times and never tire of it. Glad you had such a great trip!


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