Wednesday, 9 November 2016

First night at Finely, NSW

Finley is a small town with about 2,000 people.
There is a Roman Catholic School, Finley Public School and home of the Riverina TAFE. (further education)

We arrived at the Finely Lakeside Caravan Park mid afternoon.  It had been a tiring day driving from 6.30am and doing those extra 200km.
Settled in well, the people were inviting and made us feel welcome, we stayed one night.



 The entrance to the Caravan Park, Finely NSW


 That's the caravan and our 4 wheel drive parked for the night.


 Most of the buildings have murals.  Different to see in a caravan park.




 Beautiful shaped Date Palm Tree.


 Ducks on the lake - another photo of the lake I posted whilst on holiday which is here with history of Finley.
   

 The map from Melbourne to Finley NSW and you can see Geelong on the left, the mistake detour.  The map doesn't show how we got to Finley but it was on the left of Geelong till be reached the blue line before Shepparton.

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    1. There many of them Adam. Lot's had faded, they need doing again.

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  2. Really nice caravan park w with fantastic murals

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  3. The murals were painted over many year by high school students as part of an art project. I wonderful edition to the town I think.

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    1. Thanks for that information...they did an excellent job, certainly a nice addition to the town..

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  4. The murals make very attractive the walls of the parking, with their cheerful colors.

    I enjoyed with the image the ducks on the lake.

    Kisses

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  5. Love the murals.
    The date palm is super impressive too.

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    1. The palm is one of the nicest I've seen...I suppose I didn't expect to see it made it more inviting.

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  6. Isn't the train mural good. I hope you van is well insulated, unlike our campervan that too forever to warm once it was cold. We ended up leaving the heating on overnight.

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    1. It's excellent Andrew.
      Yes the van is insulated, would like to test it in the snow though or freezing winds up in our highlands. Never been cold in the van as yet or the other we used to have years ago.
      Oh my, I would wake up too hot, well we both would if we left heating on overnight on a normal trip.

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  7. Wow! Was that camera hot. The adventure continues

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  8. The less said about Finley by me the better.
    Glad you "enjoyed" the town.
    Colin
    Ps: I may e-mail you on a bit on Finley's ex-residents and one in particular who was sent to "Joeys", Hunter's Hill.

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  9. I think buildings with murals are more interesting to look at. The date palm is so perfectly balanced!
    You have a nice looking caravan, is it roomy inside?

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    1. Not a lot of room inside the caravan River. Just a small isle between the dinning room/kitchen to the bedroom, then of course enough room in the bathroom. I would have a van that extends out next time, but I doubt that will happen.

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  10. A very pretty area by the looks of it....my kind of place! :)

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    1. Was pretty in and around the caravan park, there is not a great deal to see at Finely.

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  11. What a nice caravan park. How does the TAFE school system work? Is it like a high school or college? Is it a school to learn a trade?

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    1. TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education. It’s a government-run system that provides education after high school in vocational areas, like beauty, design, childcare, accounting, business, recruitment, IT, and many more. While university teaches a broad range of theories, TAFE focuses on specific skills for a particular workplace. For example, a Certificate IV in Aged Care teaches all the skills needed to work in aged care – either at a client’s home or an aged care facility.

      TAFE is usually taught at TAFE Institutes around Australia, although an increasing number of courses are available online.

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  12. That is one impressive date palm, the murals are good too.
    Merle..............

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  13. Your car and caravan look like a great holiday unit. That sure was a long drive. The Park looks nice.

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    1. Was an old park but brightened up by the murals plus the owners were cleaning up and trying to improve the park.

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  14. What a wonderful holiday trip. I am also one who enjoys travelling around the country by car.

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    1. Well you see more if in a vehicle than one would if flying.

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  15. Hello Margaret,
    Wonderful shots. The paints on the wall are very great. Funny to see the two black swans.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  16. Lovely photos of your trip. I like the map very much.

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    1. At least you get an idea of how far we are going at that time.

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  17. The murals are fun. And I appreciate seeing the map. It helps us non Aussies to picture where you are.

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    1. That's why I put a map there, as many don't have a clue how far it is from once place to another, as I wouldn't of your country.

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