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Travel Blogs from Swan Hill
After a final coffee for us with the family, and a play for Kayla with the girls we got on the road. We changed our plan of going into the Grampians as we decided it was going to be too rushed to enjoy and appreciate it. Plus Jim saw there was rain coming in a few days so we wanted to catch up with Dad and Maaike sooner. Now after having visited Portland briefly we thought we'd make a plan to get back to there for longer and explore ...
... br> The landscape changed from gently rolling hills (a bit of a struggle for our big bad boy) to flat, flat, flat. If you looked really hard you could see the tiny hummock of Pyramid Hill in the distance but it required a lot of imagination. There were amazing orange and yellow wild flowers by the roadside and fields of canola almost the whole way. We rolled into Swan Hill ( for me a revisit after ...
... now I've only got to listen to him complain about them being in the way until we get back to Hobart! (We now have 5 chairs - 2 not so good, 1 not too bad and now 2 really good!!!) After this exciting start to the day we then met up with cousin Graeme and Margaret and they took us out for coffee. 2 hours later we are still talking and we then realise that when we got on the road again, we would be driving through Lake Boga where they live! It ...
... 15 minutes earlier without wrecking the suspension on the van!!! Aaarrrggghhhh! I now officially hate GPSs!!! Not to be cheated out of his wine tasting, we head back to the Information Centre so Paul can ask where McWilliam's is. When we enter the Info lady is talking to a lady who wants to leave some scarves at the Centre to be sold. That's fine, BUT they keep on talking and discussing the scarves and which colours should go together and should people ...
... On our walks we passed a very large bronze plaque commemorating the passage of Burke and Wills through the Swan Hill area, in particular crossing the Murray River here. As well as the plaque nearby is what has become known as the Burke and Wills Tree. The Moreton Bay Fig was planted around the time the ill-fated expedition arrived in Swan Hill on 6 September 1860. The tree has a circumference of 13.25m, height of 29m and spread of more than 44m.