Swan Hill – Echuca – Wagga Wagga
Kilometres 29789 – 30815km
In writing our penultimate blog its hard to realise that we’ve been traveling for half the year, 26 weeks has gone so fast yet been filled with so much adventure.
|Dust storm in Swan Hill|
|Main St - Pioneer Settlement|
|The kids with the butter churn|
|New Years Eve on the Murray River|
|Port Of Echuca|
Saturday dawned with an early morning caching run around the outskirts of Wagga with a caching buddy who lives in town while the rest of the family tried to have sleep-ins but the morning heat put pay to that idea. With the morning temps nudging 35deg it was perfect for a few loads of washing which seemed to dry in record time. By mid-afternoon the temperature had climbed to 40deg, the pool offered the perfect relief and we spent much of the afternoon in and out of the water….. At dinner we headed out for nice pub meal with some local caching friends.
We opted to have a lazy Sunday morning around the van, the kids played
peacefully together allowing Leonie and I do a few domestic chores, one being
the cleaning of the car inside and out. About lunchtime we headed out to see a
few sights around Wagga, the kids had a good laugh when we arrived at the Wagga
Beach only to find no waves. We saw the levy bank which had failed to hold back
floodwaters in 2012 and my subsequent SES deployment to Wagga and Griffith. We
then went out to the Botanical Garden
and the miniature railway before heading to Williams Hill for views of the city…..
Our last night in rural NSW was spent sheltering from a severe thunderstorm
which lashed the area.
|The Beach - Wagga style|