THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER ECHUCA TO HEALESVILLE 272kms
We got away from the park at 9am.
We were not hurrying, because John wanted to go to the red gum saw mill, where he bought a platter making slab and some small pieces that he would make chisel handles from. That lot cost $50.
The man at the mill persuaded John that, when he makes the red gum chairs to match the table that is already done, it would be better to cut out the chair frames, rather than try to steam bend them. I was pleased about that!
It was not too hot today, so was a comfortable drive.
We travelled towards Shepparton, as far as Undera, than south through Murchison.
We had lunch by the lake at Nagambie – a very pleasant place.
Then it was the usual route from Seymour, through Yea to Yarra Glen and then Healesville.
We reached the familiar Badger Creek Caravan Park by mid-afternoon. We had a drive through site, for $20.90, so were able to stay hitched up.
We had to phone K to get him to contact Telstra to authorize handing over of the home number to us. He’d told us a week ago that this had been arranged, but did as we asked and then John was able to arrange what he needed to with Telstra.
We went for a walk around the grounds and up into the bush. There were lots of birds – parrots, doves, wrens, cockatoos, and there were currawongs calling. It was so long since we’d heard these that I’d forgotten how melodious they sound.
Tea was sausages, potato, salad.
There was a cool tinge to the night air. The tropics are so far behind us now.
So – this was the last night of our life on the road. Very sad.