We were to meet our friends on Wednesday 19th October who live in the Strathbogie Ranges east of Euroa in Victoria. We left Pooncarrie and camped at the Euston caravan park to replenish water and do some much needed washing. We also took time out to watch the Wallabies loose to NZ. Damn!!
Monday 17th October:
Leaving Euston we continued east along the Murray Valley Highway before spending the night camped at Lake Barham which is about thirty seven kilometres NE of Echuca. Camp #308. The camp site is still showing the effects from the floods earlier in the year with about 75% of the camp ground still under water.
Tuesday 18th October:
We had a very short drive today. We were off to camp at the "Police Paddocks" north of Rutherglen. Camps #292. The "police paddocks" is an island of 405 hectares used to spell police horses in the 1880's. It was connected to the mainland by a private bridge over Murphy's Creek which is an annabranch of the Murray River. It is now part of Gooramadda State Forest. The bridge no longer exists. Photo shows the creek and island in the background.
Wednesday, Thursday 19th, 20th October:
We spent 2 lovely days with our friends at their property. Over two days I mowed Les and Kath's five acre block.
We played croquet in the afternoons on his croquet lawn which we found to be quite amusing after a couple of drinks.
A lovely time was had by all!!