A well deserved month away travel blog

Beechworth Gorge

Cascades and Granite bridge


Chinese Burning Towers & Cemetary

23rd October – Beechworth and Yackandandah…

We took the opportunity while the weather is fine to do some washing then went for a drive around the Beechworth Gorge.

Its very scenic and thankfully a one way road. There is a nice granite bridge described at the best bridge in the colonies and it is rather nice, no mortar all held together by gravity. In the picture there is a channel cut into the rock and this is actually a water race for a mill that stood here…

Then on to Yack. A small town but obviously with upmarket eateries, we had to leave one; the menu was too avante garde for us…

We ended up at; yes you guessed it the Bakery…. Well the famous Yack Pies were not worth the drive under cooked and not memorable at all. Desert was memorable, I had a Neenish Tart (not invented by the long lost Neens but by a woman in Tassie) and it was exquisite. The little Grapefruit had an upmarket Lamington cupcake style and said it was very nice…

Then we drove back to Beechworth and I wandered into the cemetery to look at the Chinese Burning Towers. These were built in 1853 and Chinese custom requires the burning of paper money and offerings of food for the departed to get to their eternal resting place. These towers are the “grandest” I’ve seen and are still used today…

Beechworth cemetery has so many graves of young children and babies all who died of disease when living conditions here were not so flash.

We had a restful afternoon and I started to pack up. Tomorrow we are moving on to Talbingo to meet up with the Gnomes…. No we will not be going via Corryong rather straight along the highway….

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