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Dec 3, 2017 - Day 9 Return to Albury

Day Description The wonderful house owner , Vanessa ,drove us back to the camp site where we collected our bikes and loaded ourselves on the bus back to Albury. An 8hr trip with 3 stops ! I amused myself by streaming Radio National and amusing myself with many of the Sunday pgms. Bus arrived in Albury and we unloaded gear and bikes. We rode to the motel to collect the cars then drive back to the bus station to collect our luggage. Checked in an not long after went into town for dinner. Chose the Irish pub (Paddy's) for dinner. A quick...

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Nov 24, 2017 - Let's get this show on the road

A lovely day for a drive to Albury. Collected Leanne and bike and with both bikes deconstructed in the back of the car, we drove to Albury. Met Gaylene ins the guys , both driving in separate cars, at Goulburn. We split up for lunch in different cafes there then continued on to Gundagai for an afternoon tea break. Reviewed the town architecture, and cafes then on to Albury where we had a motel booked. After a short rest we headed into town for dinner at the Albion hotel. Food was good and I over indulged with a GF chocolate cake for...

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Nov 10, 2017 - Melbourne to Albury

At long last we have set off from Melbourne heading for Cairns. Picked the van up on Thursday morning and spent the rest of the day packing it full of goodies (mainly beer and wine!). Friday morning we set off from Wade and Patsy's in Melbourne heading for an overnight stay in Albury NSW. Took a few photos in Yea - nice place that reminded me of a western movie set. First proper stop over was a place called Bonnie Down (famous for an Australian film called The Castle which we have never seen). Took some photos by the lake and of the local...

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Dec 6, 2016 - Days 13 and 14 Geelong, Albury to Sydney

Final days were travelling back to Sydney in 3 cars (Sandy and Ian went to Halls Gap in their car and then met us in Albury at the Classic Motor Inn. Fast becoming our favourite rest spot in Albury where the owner is happy enough to take six separate card payments for one nights accommodation in 2 rooms! The guys managed NOT to drive Under the low motel entry with their bikes on top of the car All pretty tired at Albury but managed to get to the Albion Hotel for dinner. Nice meal and then back to the motel for a well deserved sleep. The men...

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Dec 6, 2015 - Bendigo to Albury

Packed bikes in car then went to Bendigo centre for lunch Had a relaxing meal at the Shamrock hotel (lovely old place) before 6 of us drove back to Lavington near Albury for another night in the Clasdic Motor Inn Early dinner of pizza and wine n the boys room at the motel before an early night I a comfy bed Yeh!!!

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Nov 12, 2015 - Goulburn to Albury

God trip today. Rained for part of the way. Hardly any traffic on Hume Highway, a lot different to when we hurtling up and down from Melbourne to Sydney 40 odd years ago. Quite a pretty trip now through nice green country side. Have not seen a Jacaranda tree since we left Sydney, must be too cold further south. Tomorrow is really the start of the adventure, we put the car on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, think they start boarding about 4.30 pm and sail about 7.30. Will start to take the seasick tablets tonight as instructed by the Doctor,...

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Dec 2, 2014 - Albury for lunch

Molly had a restles night going for 2 toilet breaks (1 & 4am) then mum let her out 5am and she didn't come back. We didn't panic, we decided to look all over for Molly but with no luck. The day was starting to get on and our conversation moved to what do we do next because we can't leave her! But 3 months in Seymour didn't look like a good option either, then she poped her head out from under the wheel axle and gave us a little meow like what's all the fuss!! Phew!! So all relieved the boys and I went for a swim and then we were on our way.

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Jan 25, 2013 - Days 7-8...UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Wow one week in already and how time flies. So far, four different caravan parks with one more to go before we leave the mainland. We have been making our way down the NSW east coast to Near Sydney then headed inland via the Hume Highway towards Melbourne where we catch the overnight ferry to Tasmania. On the way we have caught up, with friends and family. Kim, Andrew and the 3 grandkids near Coffs Harbour, they are on the way to relocating to Cooma so we sort of caught up with them just before they left their staging point. Then...

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Touring Tasmania

Dec 28, 2012 - Family and Christmas

Late in the day I realise I’ve had enough of ‘just being’ - for a while anyway - and pack up and drive the 150kms to Albury. I receive a wonderful warm welcome from my brother Grant, his wife Pancharya (Da), Thana (age 15), and my niece Sarah (age 4 – going on 19, I’m soon to discover). Albury is major regional city of around 45,000, situated on the NSW side of the Murray River. Its twin city Wodonga adjoins on the Victorian side, with some rivalry between the two it seems. In the days leading up to Dec 21st I was bemused to read of dire...

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Motorhome Adventures

Nov 9, 2012 - Keeping the Murray flowing - Hume Reservoir

10th November - an auspicious day Arrived in Albury the 7th in very wet conditions. Lucky we have a drive through site and we could set up during dry times. Spending a week here so we can do some exploring. First trip, to checkout the Hume Reservoir. Hume Dam is located immediately downstream of the Murray River and Mitta Mitta River confluence, 16 kilometres east of Albury-Wodonga. The dam is 305 km from the mountain source and 2,225 km from the Murray mouth at Goolwa. The construction of the Hume Dam commenced on 28 November 1919 and...

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Jul 29, 2012 - Lake Hume

Lake Hume is an artificial lake formed by the Hume Weir east of Albury-Wodonga on the Murray River just downstream of its junction with the Mitta River. The small towns of Tallangatta, Bonegilla and Bellbridge are located on its shores. The dam wall is 51 metres high and 1,616 metres long, and at 100% capacity can hold 3,036,500 megalitres of water which is approximately 5 times the volume of Sydney Harbour. The trees are some of the biggest I have seen, the grass is greener and the scenery is breathtaking and just so peaceful. The dam is...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Albury

It was hard leaving Wagga, lovely town and lovely place to park the van. We travelled through The Rock, Henty, Culcairn and Gerogery before settling in at the City Gates Caravan Park at Lavington (northern end of Albury) for a week. This is where our friends Robyn & Bob are currently staying. We’ve seen a lot more of the area with their expert knowledge than we would normally have done. Thanks Rob and Bob. For the first time ever, Barry and I went over the border to Victoria – twice in one day. Albury was a bit harder to navigate but we...

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