THURSDAY 27 APRIL HEALESVILLE TO HAY 476kms
We managed an efficient pack up and departure.
It was a pleasant day for driving.
We travelled via Yarra Glen, Yea, Seymour, Tatura, Echuca, to Hay. In accordance with our general concept of leaving the exploration of parts closer to home until later years, the aim for the next few days was to get a reasonable distance northwards.
Truck was still blowing fuses! We stopped at an auto electrician in a little hamlet near Tatura. They were able to work on it immediately. John was impressed with their work, as he watched. It only took about an hour and cost us $29, with new globes too. The problem had been a rubbed wire shorting something. Pity Landrover missed that.
We took in some interestingly varied country today. From the forested ranges between Yarra Glen and Yea, through the dairying and crop country of the Goulburn Valley, to the extremely flat and somewhat boring areas north of Echuca.
We had a few stops to make coffee and to have our packed lunch.
Reached Hay late in the afternoon, feeling that was quite enough for one day.
At the Hay Plains Holiday Park, we were able to stay hitched up – for $13.50 for the night.
As dusk approached, we went for a walk across the Murrumbidgee River and around the town. That was enjoyable for an hour or so.
Tea was cold meats and a coleslaw that I’d made yesterday – it was alright to carry that through today’s quarantine areas.
John suddenly realized that, yesterday. he’d left some tools outside the unit, after doing the work in there, so he phoned K and left a message to retrieve same.
It was so good to be on the move again!