Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wednesday 24th August

Left about 9:30 a.m.  Had a good run to Swan Hill.  The countryside was very flat, but quite green and quite a few trees in some spots.  Lots of canola fields in places too.  At Wood Wood we saw the Australian Cricket Bat Willow plantation.  

Stopped at Lake Bolac to have a look at the Flying Boat Museum.  Watched a 20 minute video explaining the history, then had a look at some artifacts in the museum which is underground in a bomb proof bunker, then the man took us to see an actual Catalina which is being restored.  It was huge, in a huge brand new hangar.  But not as huge as the Imperial or the Sunderlands.  Lake Bolac was the repair depot for flying boats in the Second World War.
Had a late lunch at a little milk bar in Swan Hill then went round to the Riverside Caravan Park.  Our site was right beside the river – very pretty.  No en suite, but we got the key to the disabled bathroom which I had to myself while we were there.
Set up the van and I had a nap.  Went to the Federal Hotel for dinner.  A very nice meal.  I had Nachos and Bill had Fish and Chips.  We also had herb bread which turned out to be 6 delicious freshly made bread rolls with herb butter.

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