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First Leg of our trip (Move the left arrow to see where we end up)
Leaving Halls Gap Camping Grounds. More Wild flowers. Sarah at McKenzie Falls. Where we dropped our fruit in the bin outside Mildura.
View from our campm spot at Apex Park Mildura, right on the Murray River.
Sandy beach area on side of the River, to the right of our camping spot.
Last Wednesday we travelled from home out to the Western Highway. We travelled up to Ballarat , Goldfield Country. Here we got to stretch our legs and buy some rolls and some chooks to eat later on. The chooks were put on ice in the esky and we ate some fruit and rice crackers. Back onto the Freeway we travelled up to Arrarat. We stopped to top up the fuel and jot down the mileage per litre of petrol. The trip between Ballarat and Arrarat was great. We got to see some awesome farm houses, tiny towns that if you blink you would miss, usually marked with a sign out the front of a pub and no houses! We passed a place called Green lake...we think it was named so because well, there was no water in the thing..just green weeds...sad, a reflection of the drought I guess.
From Arrarat we drove to Pomonal, a really tiny town with a shop, a school, a gorgeous little church and a nice park to stretch our legs in. From here we got to Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park Region..all the while taking in the lovely scenery and the vast array of wonderful animals...some of them had met their fete with vehicles on the roads though :(
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After our wonderful time in Halls Gap, we went on our way to Mildura. We drove to Stawell and travelled up the Henty Highway, through Victoria's Wheat Belt. Then we hit the Murray Outback when we stopped at Ouyen for a break. A popular stop for those travelling by car or bus from Mildura or to Melbourne. From Ouyen it was a good run to Mildura..going through some oddly named towns yet again. Before we got to Mildura, we got rid of some fruit we had on board..we were not able to take this into Mildura as this is a place where fruit fly had been eradicated. You can take fruit from there, but not to there. More Mildura pics on my Friday's History Post....