BEST WESTERN Golden Grain Motor Inn
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Of the six states on mainland Australia Victoria is the smallest, but like Tasmania, it's well stocked with a remarkable variety of attractions for the estimated 80,000 grey nomads ambling around this huge country at any given time of the year. Actually I heard only a few days ago the number had increased to just under 100,000. That's an inspiration for any retiree who's contemplating an adventure before dementia or as in my case, finding a 'sense of purpose' to overcome a few ...
... cleared the traffic and were looking for the sky to clear so we really felt like we were on holidays. The blue sky came, but as we approached Ballarat it was still chilly.
We took a quick detour off the Western Highway at Ballarat to visit Dad and show him our little van. The temperature rose as we continued on from Ballarat, not unexpectedly.
Lunch was a ham roll, banana, ...
... Tasmanian devils and other scavengers feed on the roadkill at night and often become roadkill themselves!
The wallabies are small kangaroos (called roos by the locals). The babies are born very tiny. They are undeveloped when born and very helpless. When they are born, they immediately crawl into their mother's pouch and continue to develop for a couple of months. Even when the baby (joey) leaves the pouch it often returns ...
... enhanced in Nhill, the self-proclaimed ‘happiest town in the state’ when David discovered that the public loo plays classical music. We were then less inclined to believe that their happiness came from substances, but from substance.
So now, after a long day’s journey through unbelievably green pasture covering even the bald ranges near ...
... overnight: clean up your campsite of chairs, new camera equipment and cooking stuff or it might rain and get everything soaked! Oh dear. Thankfully no lasting damage to anything - especially new Canon G16 which mercifully was in its new case.
DAY 3 - Little Desert to Barossa Valley - 420km
We woke to see several kangaroos enjoying the last of our marshmallows for breakfast (also