We went camping to a place just out of the township of Malden in central Victoria. Malden is an old Goldmining town, seen HERE on the map, it is one of many towns in the Goldfields region of Victoria. Above is a picture I took of one of the shop fronts you see in the main street. Remeniscent of days gone by.
Each shop has it's own style and has some wonderful arts and crafts to purchase. The old Butcher Shop and Bakery do wonderful trade at this time of the year. There are galleries, cafe's, antiquities shops aswell as a sweets shop that the kids love to look through. (This Easter we did not go in, because Easter Bunny got the kids too many eggs to begin with!!)
Tomas, enjoying our last day at the caravan park. It was a pleasant 30 degree celcius day.
Sarah, up to her knees in the Loddon river. Usually, the water level would be much deeper than this, probably up to Sarah's neck I guess. Evidence the drought is here.
"Can we take one home Mum?" Sarah and Mia with their cousin's toy poodles.
A picture hubby took of some Kookaburras in the camp area. They were making a rucous near the toilet block. Unusual to see so many together, I think we counted 5 of them all together. (Great snaps honey).
Tomas getting cocky on the motorbike. He gave it a great run while we were away. The track he is using is actually in the Cairn Curran Reservoir. The water level has been over 100 feet in depth right there. We took our boat there when I was pregnant with Tomas and that is what the depth finder read.
I will post about Cairn Curran complete with film on Friday for the History Lesson. There are great shots of an old homestead that is usually submerged. There is a picture Nicholas wanted me to put on, it is his first time on his own on the motorbike. Well done Nu-Nu!!
Now, I have got to get back to hanging out washing and get some lunch on for the kids. I have ended up with a sore throat, perhaps from the smoke from our campfires over the past few days? Hubby ended up with some sort of allergic skin rash overnight last night and he still ahd to go into work with anti-histamines on board :(
I accrued one more kid from my cousin's place on the way home from Malden (she has 5 children) , he is having a great time in the big smoke here. After all, to me..what is one more added to the bunch? The more the merrier....have a great day, and I hope your Easter was enjoyable too.