Day 13 16-09-2015 Fri Home

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We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Vic Inn in Canowindra and it was very good value for money. The walls are covered in paintings by local artists and some of them were quite appealing. All with quite-reasonable prices … Continued

Day 12 15-09-2016 Thu Canowindra

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What another fantastic day’s drive this was! Although there was occasional very light rain, the contrast of the dark and light clouds brought out the best in the landscape. Not forgetting that all the rain had made this an England. … Continued

Day 11 14-09-2016 Wed Canberra

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This was a day for the scenery aficionados (me) to revel in. The day started sunny as we left Lakes Entrance after a hearty (or was that hefty?) breakfast   in the motel. We retraced yesterday’s route northward to Nowa … Continued

Day 9 12-09-2016 Mon Lakes Entrance

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Today was a transit day from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland – 332 Km. And what a miserable day it was for most of the journey – Victorian weather had set in overnight – overcast and light drizzle. … Continued

Day 8 11-09-2016 Sun Melbourne

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Another interesting and enjoyable day! We started by doing Walk No. 7 Elegant Enclave – a stroll through Fitzroy Gardens and East Melbourne’s Victorian terraces. The gardens feature Captain Cook’s Cottage, his parental home. East Melbourne After lunch [Joan here: … Continued

Day 7 10-09-2016 Sat Melbourne

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What an amazing day we had. Joan was keen that we should do one of the city walks recommended by the Tourist Info. They even produce little folded guides with map to help you along. We chose #4 Arcades and … Continued

Day 6 09-09-2016 Fri Melbourne

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Today we had a double dose of the NGV – National Gallery of Victoria. Our first stint was to see the Degas exhibition. Despite our efforts to get there early, we still had to queue for half an hour. It … Continued

Day 5 08-09-2016 Thu Melbourne

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We concluded an enjoyable stay in Ballarat by visiting the Memorial Arch on the outskirts of town before jumping on the freeway to Melbourne. The hotel generously only charged us for two night due to the hassles on the first … Continued

Day 4 07-09-2016 Wed Ballarat

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As we went down to breakfast Joan noticed (I saw nothing) two policemen, one on either side of the door to the room adjacent to ours. She enquired if the occupants were dangerous, but was assured they were not. Today … Continued

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