Halls Gap Colonial Motor Inn
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... not being a holiday in other states, the Melbourne Cup is known as "the race that stops a nation", because at 3:00 PM on the first Tues in November everyone in Australia is tuned into the race. (Horse racing in general is also popular, at least in the SE part of the country. We saw lots of horse paddocks in rural Victoria and every little town had a racing track).
As we were to find out, there are also ...
... Grampians are so well known. This walk, along with our resting time at the Pinnacle has taken nearly three hours, so decide enough for today and head straight back to camp. Enjoy again watching the Kangeroos, deers and a visit from some of the local birds. It is also the start of the School holidays here in Victoria, so several families have arrived today, and there are many little ones enjoying the safe freedom of being able to run free in this lovely ...
... BUT, I was
foiled by signage and passed through a toll! Noooo! The rental
company plus the toll would probably be $5. $5 for like two hundred
metres. Not cool.
But, I was back. I accidentally entered
an identical garage one block to the east of mine, but since I exited
so quickly, I was not charged. Thank goodness. Ace/Hertz used the 6th
and 7th floors of another car park. I slowly crept around
hairpin corners up the ramps ...
... from Perth to Sydney or vice versa. He
started to do these trips ever since his “dearly beloved passed.”
There are a few other people here, but
the entire other lounge is empty. It doesn't have the fireplace lit,
so that may be why. I will write some more in my journal here, then
get ready for a good sleep. I plan to rise at 6.00 tomorrow and be
out the door at 7.00 so I can do two hikes (Stapylton Mountain and
MacKensie Falls) and Seppelt Winery. Good ...
... and Mt Sturgeon.
Lunch in the Arboretum, a large grassed area planted with many exotic trees, autumn colours. No people.
Drove along a wooded valley through the Grampians National Park, high peaks on both sides. Big irrigation lake Bellfield.
Arrived at Halls Gap, a small town with an alpine feel. Home for the night is Heatherlie Cottages, brick, cosy ...