This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.


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2009 Travels August 29

SATURDAY 29 AUGUST     GRIFFITH TO COBRAM     210kms

The morning was a bit colder, and rather gloomy. I felt the transition from tropical heat to the southern late winter had been a bit too abrupt.

Today’s was a routine drove south, over familiar roads, across the flat, irrigated plains of the Murrumbidgee and Murray valleys, periodically broken up by irrigation channels.

By the time we crossed the Murray river at Tocumwal, into Victoria, it was raining steadily. It seemed fitting – a kind of welcome back to the reality of home.

Stopped at a roadside fruit outlet, not far into Victoria, and bought cheap pumpkins, strawberries and navel oranges. Some of the produce would go to daughter.

Having time on our side, for once, decided to overnight at Cobram. Took an en-suite site at the Oasis Caravan Park. $30. Hadn’t been here before. The ensuites were in an octagonal shaped central building, with the sites radiating out around that. Different. The layout gave more of a sense of privacy than the traditional rectangular one.

Unusual but effective site layout, Cobram

It was a pleasant park and seemed a nice town.

After set up, I went for a walk around the streets. John relaxed, watching TV and on the computer. Despite the rain threatening to start again, I managed a good long walk.