Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday 18th February - Tumut, Batlow, Tumbarumba

Underneath the shadecloth
Another lovely day.  We went for another drive today - this time to Batlow and Tumbarumba.  Batlow was very disappointing.  I expected a quaint little village - but it just looked old and tired I'm afraid.  And although I think it IS apple season now there were no roadside stalls offering new season's apples.  (No - apparently that is March / April.)  We decided to have something for lunch, not that there were many places to choose from.  We saw a cafe called Mountain View, but it was closed permanently.  It was beginning to look as if we'd have to go somewhere else.  But then we saw a little cafe called Coffee and More.  This didn't look much from the outside, but inside it was quite charming. We had a nice lunch (can't remember what).  There are definitely lots of orchards around Batlow - and the amazing thing is that many of them have what must be thousands of metres of either shadecloth or bird netting.  As you drive around the fields look strange because they are covered in white!  There is apparently a Big Apple at Batlow, but we didn't see it.  According to one web site it is very inaccessible!
Big Ted??

Do Not Disturb

Room for one more?
After lunch we headed for Tumbarumba.  When I was a kid my Uncle Bob and his family used to go for holidays at Tumbarumba.  I've always liked the sound of the name, but had never been there until now.  Now this was a pretty little town.  The highlight of our visit was the 4 Bears Cafe.
Night time visitor
We went back to the caravan park and decided where to go for tea.  We chose the RSL.  After dinner, back at the caravan park, Bill was feeding a couple of possums that paid a visit.

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