WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18 SUTTON TO WODONGA 374kms
Left the park about 10am. We were a bit slow to get going this morning, possibly because of sitting up late last night. The port wouldn’t have had anything to do with it!
The day was grey and cool, but Canberra’s rain soon turned to light showers only, which became more intermittent through the day. By the time we stopped in northern Victoria for the night, they were only occasional.
The drive was uneventful. We went my way this time: down the Federal Highway to its intersection with the Barton Highway and thence to Yass. Very preferable to the back roads of Gungahlin!
The suburban neighbourhoods of the planned city gave way to the lifestyle small acreages of the fringes, often with grape vines growing, interspersed with grazing country.
We did not need to go into Yass so were able to use the bypass to get straight onto the Hume Freeway.
John continued to be happy about the results of the changed tyre inflations.
We took a break at Gundagai, at the Dog on Tuckerbox stopping place. Had coffees. Bought a bag of apples.
Couey was totally indifferent to the ancestral dog on tuckerbox statue – but would really have liked to get into the pool at its base! Again, we spoiled her idea of a party.
Stopped for lunch at Holbrook – always a great place for a break. We didn’t need to visit the tempting bakery there, though, because I’d made us lunch sandwiches before we left this morning.
Refuelled at Holbrook – $1.619cpl.
I didn’t want to do any driving today. Had lost a bit of confidence after the Dubbo effort.
The Albury bypass had made a great difference to progressing through that city. So much easier now.
We found the Borderland Holiday Park at Wodonga, on the Victorian side of the Murray, with no problems. Our en-suite site there cost $38.70, after discount. The park was pleasant enough. Very dog friendly, with a big off lead exercise area in a van storage paddock at the back.
I cooked up a chicken stir fry, with rice, for tea.