Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Euroa, Victoria.

Continuing Euroa - yes there is a lot to see.


The pathway to the Train Station plus the station.




The above is Australian Coat of Arms.  These are on the brick wall as one walks through the tunnel to the train station.




Don't know what this building was used for, maybe a bank in years gone by but now it appears someone lives there, probably divided into flats.


The Post Office of Euroa.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Euroa, Victoria

We so liked Euroa in Victoria where we stayed for a couple of nights.
Walking down the street with camera in hand a man stopped us it turned out he was one of the Councillors of the town.  Great talking to him with all his knowledge of the town.

Major T.L. Mitchell camped on the banks of the Seven Creeks at Euroa during his 1836 "Australia Felix" expedition.  The Major Mitchell Parrots are named after him.

Euroa's claim to fame is that the National Bank was robbed by Ned Kelly (notorious bush ranger) in 1878. Much of the region's wealth once came from sheep but now it comes from horse studs.


The Euroa Hotel was built without the verandah by George Sutherland in 1884 in Railway Street. The style is an adaptation of Queen Anne work suitable for a country hotel, the architects being the then well-known to Euroa Tappin, Gilbert and Dennehy. C.L. Boos’s weatherboard North Eastern Hotel was previously on the same site. The new brick building was claimed to be the best of its kind outside Melbourne. It is an important part of the group of red-brick building facing the railways in this part of the town. Taken from Heritage - Euroa






This building was the residence of the Pharmacist years ago with his Chemist shop attached.






Part of the main street.


The above building is a Nursery, one would think they would fix the old building.


The sign on the Heritage walk and the newer building below where the old bank was that was robbed by Ned Kelly.


Friday, 13 October 2017

First night!

Stayed at Euroa in Victoria for 1st night after having a good sail on the Spirit of Tasmania.
We had to get the chassis checked in Camperwell in Victoria not far out of Melbourne. This took 6 hours waiting time so Euroa was fine for the night.
We parked in a Caravan Park by the Seven Creeks temperature in the evening was 2 degC.
It is here that we discovered one of the pipes underneath the caravan was leaking! Next morning husband was under the caravan to find out the problem - which he fixed after making a trip to the hardware pluming department. Problem was cause by the hoisted when the chassis was serviced.


Sevens Creek at Euroa, Victoria.
Both photos, looking one way then the other way.






There we are after a tiring day.


Sorry the photo is blurred of these two people - I was some distance away on the bridge looking across the River.  I took the photo to show how some people keep warm in Caravan Parks when permitted to have a firepot.


One could walk to the town of Euroa via this bridge.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The evening view.

The evening we left Devonport was beautiful, not a breath of wind with a calm sea.
Photos are from the ship viewing the city of Devonport, Tasmania.






Monday, 9 October 2017

The Ship.

The journey began in winter on July 26, 2017 from Devonport on board The Spirit of Tasmania to destinations unknown but of course towns, cities in Australia.

Photos are to show the way on board the ship and where the caravan and car are placed during the journey across Bass Strait which is approximately 441.7 klm (274.5 miles) and takes about 11 to 12 hours.
We always sail at night and have a cabin.


Up the ramp then down into the ship.




Here we are at the Lawn Cemetery at Devonport, Tasmania to visit my parents graves before we left as I do like to know they have flowers for the winter.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Back home!

Had a wonderful holiday good to be home after 3 - 1/2 months away.

Came home to the Camellia's in bloom :)






Monday, 26 June 2017

It's Today!

Time has come to travel for just over 3 months once again within Australia.
So we leave our home once again which is being left in good hands.
Not quite finished travels for Winter 2016, will finish sometime.
If I'm able to most likely due to internet coverage and data available might be able to post a photo or two whilst away.

A post from 2015 Inside the Caravan. Some may have seen this post in the past, it contains photos inside the caravan.

Today we sail across the sea, Bass Strait to Melbourne in Victoria and head north once again with our caravan. We don't know exactly where we are going, just follow our noses :)
Be safe, be happy and see you all later :)

Great Oyster Bay, Swansea, Tasmania, Australia.
A delicate sunset.



A post from 2015  of life inside the caravan.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Down to Eden, NSW

Arrived at Eden in October 2016 for a few nights staying at a very clean cute caravan park.
Never have we seen a sign as below in all our years of travelling Australia since the year 2000 only missing a couple of years. (Usually winter only)

Often the sailing boats come to Eden for shelter.





A Museum above and fishing boats below. 








What a view for a Cemetery over looking the sea.




At the lookout below.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Bodalla, NSW

We came past Bodalla which has Cheese!  Yes, the town known for Cheese, Didn't buy any though.
Just passing through :)


Cow on the door of the loo which was being renovated.








Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Heading home, Winter 2016

Batemans Bay is not that far from Melbourne, Victoria so therefore not far from home which is the Island of Tasmania south of Victoria.
Batemans Bay was much cooler in temperature so the heater came out when necessary, plus winter clothing.

We stayed in a nice caravan park a few klms from the town it was by the beach, but we couldn't see the sea, that was just a few steps away.




Didn't pull the awning out due to strong winds at times.
Below is the Camp Kitchen for those that wish to use it.


Part of the Playground below.




The sign above was in the fish and chips shop.
One below was in the walkway to the supermarket.



Another beach near Batemans Bay


The houses have the view of above.


On the map don't know why it takes so long to fly - maybe stop over.