Friday, 4 November 2016

To Nagambie, Victoria

Called into Nagambie, Victoria to a bakery bought some very tasty Vanilla Slices for breakfast along with a few other things to eat.

There was a bus load of 'older Australians' who had come to visit the monument to Black Caviar.

Black Caviar is a retired Australian Thoroughbred racehorse undefeated in 25 races, including 15 Group One victories, eclipsing the previous mark set by Kingston Town. She was named WTRR World Champion Sprinter in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Black Caviar was born in Nagambie in 2006 in the State of Victoria, Australia.



Was a bleak winters windy morning. The lake is used for rowing.


49 comments:

  1. Oh it looks like a cool blustery day but a nice tribute to a race horse. Hug B

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  2. I like the sculpture honoring Black Caviar, she sure won a lot of races.

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  3. Nagambie is always our stop on the way to and back from Melbourne. A lovely country town that has a fabulous bakery.

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    1. A good little country town - with many things to offer the traveller.

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  4. Country towns OFTEN seem to have the best bakeries. I didn't realise there was a monument to Black Caviar.

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    1. I'm positive country towns have the best bakeries, always delicious food..

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  5. You must make excellent bread, so that all people will want to stop here.

    Kisses

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    1. Thanks Martin.
      Nagambie is one of the first country towns one comes to when travelling from Melbourne.

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  7. I wonder if we went to the same bakery. I really like Nagambie. Pity the weather wasn't better for you. http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/a-visit-to-nagambie.html

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    1. I would reckon you did go to the same bakery as there is only one there...magic food.
      Well it rained on and off that day Andrew, but it was winter.
      Thanks for the link - different with nicer weather.
      Have got some photos of the lake with fog taken on one of our trip and also with blue sky taken another time.
      It's a nice town.

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  8. Where's my coat! I can tell I am going to enjoy your trip.

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  9. Black Caviar's first foal, a filly and nicknamed "Grettie" has commenced
    pre-training at the racing stables and private tracks of David Hayes in the
    Adelaide hills ( close to Hadndorf of wine fame).
    I don't know the registered name of this filly but according to reports she has got ability, as good as her dam ????, time will tell.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Besides the usual excellent country style bakery, Nagambie
      is Australian well known for the following from Wikipedia
      and nothing to do with poor old Hilary's problems with unimportant
      e-mails and Wiki interference:

      "Nagambie is home to the Nagambie Lakes - which form a regional reservoir, and venue for many state and national rowing championships. The Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre is one of Victoria's major water sports facilities. The venue offers a 2000m, fully buoyed, National Standard rowing and canoeing course.

      Nagambie On Water is an annual community event, featuring water themed activities, grape stomping, river to pub races and many other elements. This event is held in March each year.

      New Year's Eve Fireworks are also held in the Nagambie Lakes area.

      Nagambie Lakes Community Market (http://nagambiemarket.com.au/) runs monthly on the banks of Lake Nagambie and recently there has been news released of a Farmers Market coming to Nagambie from September 2016."

      I reckon Nagambie would be an excellent place for a retirement village.
      The place has everything and having been through the town and area I can strongly vouch for that area.
      Colin

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    2. Will be interesting to see how she races then..
      We like Nagambie and I do have some ok photos of the Lake.
      Was aware of some history of it as well.

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  10. Nagambie looks pretty; I hadn't known Black Caviar came from there, she is a most beautiful horse and I read somewhere that she just loved to run. I wonder if she still does, wherever she is now.
    I like the idea of vanilla slices for breakfast.

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    1. I was surprised to know that Black Caviar came from there too...the monument has been there for awhile now.
      Normally for breakfast I'm a tea, toast with Vegemite but those vanilla slices are very tasty.

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  11. It looks very cold weather.
    Of course I'd never heard about Black Caviar, but it's great to make her a statue.

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    1. Love them but not eating them at the moment - trying to be strong!

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  13. A horse a horse my kingdom for a horse....................beautiful images.

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    1. Beautiful creatures are horses, so huge yet graceful.

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  14. Ooh! Rowing? Now there's a sport I'd love to watch. I grew up in a dry area and the lakes around here are too swampy. I think that's going on the bucket list.

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    1. Never did rowing in my day...I know many women who have though.

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  15. I love Vanilla Slices, just so you know and have never been to Nagambie who knows maybe one day I will

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  16. I love fresh baked stuff in a bakery sometimes I'm disappointed but mostly I'm not.
    Merle.............

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    1. Some bakery don't have a great deal to offer as in food, but other - well they are just divine.

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  17. What a wonderful horse.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Wow !! That's a lovely place to visit !!!
    Great photos !!
    Happy weekend !

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  19. The horse is standing there, just beautiful.

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  20. Love the horse, but a nice picture of the lake too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Have nicer photos of the lake taken other years, but the weather that day wasn't the best.

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