Monday, 23 October 2017

Wodonga, Victoria.

Been a very busy time since arriving home from our long holiday.
Youngest son has come home to live for awhile plus his 3 little ones come and stay here a couple of times a week 2 nights at a time, that makes 4 extra in the house - but it's good fun for us even though much more work is involved it keeps us busy.

Whilst we were away two of my Aunties passed over to the other side, one was nearly 99 the other was 82, both my late mother's sisters mum being in the middle.
Then two other friends died whilst we were away.

Yesterday being Sunday we went to Hobart for the day and had High Tea at Claremont House at Claremont just before you get to the city of Hobart.  Both Aunties had private funerals.
So now all my Aunties and Uncles have departed this world - I'm the next generation but we won't go into that!  :)

Below is Claremont house - photo borrowed.

Another thing that happened and of course not as bad as the above was one of my external Hard Drives decided not to work thus loosing everything, today good news, plugged it back in and all this working so I'm doing a backup!  Always pays to just incase.

Back to holiday.

On June 29, 2017 we headed to Wodonga for 2 nights.  Still cold we had to buy another portable heater as the one we had went bung! The new one wasn't real good either and has since been returned and money refunded.
Bought another blanket as forget to bring the one from home which was the only thing we had forgotten to take.

Wodonga, Victoria itself is not far from the NSW (New South Wales border) with the city of Albury being a twin city in NSW.  Wodonga has about 38, 600 people and Albury about 90,000 people.

Whilst in Wodonga we went to Huons lookout with it's rather pleasant views of Soldiers quarters and a small area of Hume Lake.

'Major secondary industries based in Wodonga include a logistics distributions hub (LOGIC), a large cattle market, a pet food factory (Mars Corporation), a can factory (Visy), a cardboard box factory (Visy Board), a hydraulic hose manufacturer, an abattoir, and a foundry Bradken Limited as well as a variety of other, smaller enterprises. It also serves as a central point for the delivery of government services to the surrounding region.
Australian Army logistics base and a training centre for Army technical apprentices, the  Army Logistic Training Centre, which is based at Latchford Barracks and Gaza Ridge Barracks. It is also the home of a campus of La Trobe University and Wodonga Institute of TAFE.'

On the drive up to the lookout this cow posed for the camera.

Benalla, Victoria

The last time we visited Benalla, Victoria was in 2014 and prior 2012,  I wanted to take a photo of the Catholic Church, so hence I did about 15 minutes before Mass began in 2014, this time we drove past Benalla. Repost of the Church.

St. Joseph's Church was built in 1908, with various internals added over the years including the pipe organ which I didn't get the chance to take a photo of.

Colonel Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership while being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II.
This statue is to Honour him.

Friday, 20 October 2017

More Euroa, Victoria

Up Mt. Wombat in the High Country at Strathbogie (population about 309 people) to see the view, trees are nice but cloud the view.

The North Eastern Hotel was once a beautiful building.  The owner who lives in the building refuses to maintain it.  Apparently on the corner of the building is the Pub which is beautiful inside so we were told.

Below photo is the back of the Hotel.

The RSL Have several statues of their late towns men who fought in the War.
This tree below is near by in the park.

The bridge that goes over the Seven Creeks.
The Weir down the other end.
The weir across Seven Creeks at Euroa formed the pre-Olympic swimming pool for the town. Pre-Olympic swimming pools in Victoria are those that were replaced by standard 8-lane, chlorinated 50 metre Olympic swimming pools in the swimming pool funding spree leading up to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. 

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 :)