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!