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Mar 23, 2013 - devastation after the tornado

We took our bikes into the bike shop to be fixed then drove over the bridge through Mulwala to look at the devastation. It is mind boggling how much damage there was. Power lines down, trees up in other trees, tin wrapped around trees, fridges flung onto fences. The Caravan park which was smashed up was sealed off like a crime scene. One family had just sold up their home and boat a caravan and four wheel drive to have it all totally ruined. They said it was like a freight train coming. All is sobering and totally horrible. After picking...

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Mar 22, 2013 - The day after

Isn't it funny how we can be so confident that nothing will happen? Riding our bikes into Yarrawonga we could see there had been a bit of flooding. We kept to the path all the way into town. My gears were very stiff so we visited the bike shop. On the way back David got a puncture so had to walk most of the way back. Then on the last leg home I also got a puncture which was disappointing. How funny that we should both get punctures! The couple we met yesterday came round and told us about the devastation in Mulwala on the New South Wales...

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Mar 21, 2013 - The wild storm

Although the day was nice a storm was forecast for the evening. The wind was quite high and the trees swayed so much that we couldn't get TV reception very well so we moved our position to a more open spot still alongside the Murray. Beside the political storm, the wild storm hit in the evening with overhead thunder and lightening and large hail and strong winds. Then the wind really started and the hail and rain came. I was keeping away from the skylight in case one came through which David assured me it wouldn't. I wondered if the wind...

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Mar 20, 2013 - The Murray River reserve

Sooooo relaxing!! Sooooo peaceful!! Did I say peaceful? The cockies are so prolific they sit in four large trees, and when they're on the move it feels and sounds like Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Aside from that its a beautiful place. Friends and family can't believe we're only at Yarrawonga. Just enjoying!

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Mar 19, 2013 - Yarrawonga

Another lovely day as we headed for a farm near Yarrawonga, and how lovely to catch up with Joe and Rowena after their wedding a year or so ago and enjoy a lovely lunch. Also great to see Peter and Jenny again. We enjoyed our conversation very much and their great hospitality. We moved on to a lovely spot beside the Murray.

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Aug 1, 2012 - Yarrawonga

Another “twin towns” on the border of Victoria/New South Wales - Yarrawonga/Mulwala. We stayed in a caravan park at Yarrawonga for the night and even though we wanted to "linger longer" we didn’t really enjoy our stay. Mulwala is the town over the other side of the bridge but it didn’t offer much in the way of tourism.

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Sep 2, 2011 - Bendigo to Yarrawonga

Friday We arrived at the Yarrawonga Holiday Park early afternoon. This is a very large park & is situated on the Murray River, just downstream from Yarrawonga Weir. Cost per night is between $30 to $44 2A, powered, we received a special price because our daughter works at the park. We have a riverside site which is more expensive but worth the extra cost especially considering we got a special price anyway. Being a large park it has numerous amenity blocks but we can only report on the one nearest us which was excellent. Very friendly...

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Apr 3, 2008 - 3rd April, Yarrawonga

Thursday April 3rd...bit of an ordinary night, wind kept up most of the night and then around day break the 7,893 Major Mitchells in the gum trees above us put on a performance like we'd never heard before. The screeching from these birds was deafening, made the cockies at Mannum sound like willy wagtails.And it went on for over an hour. No wonder every one around us was packing up. Just an amazing spectacle...apparently when they get REALLY bad the shire bring in gas powered bird cannons to get rid of them. Breakfast and packed around...

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