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... dam to do a bit of fishing. We picked up some worms on the way. After fishing for a bit over an hour I released the worm who had been hanging on for the last 1/2hr and we drove around the dam.
When we arived back it was happy hour so we sat around for a chat and then had a swim. As it was our last dinner before home we went into town for noodlebox
... have been lovely.
Once we had gone down to the furthest ruins it was uphill all the way back.We continue on to the War Cemetery and the only Japanese War Cemetery in the world. Walking through the gates, a path under an arched avenue of beautiful blossom trees leads to the Japanese War Cemetery.
Members of the regiment have a separate entry gate to their cemetery of white headstones.
By now we are really tired, have walked so far today, much of it uphill.
We pay a visit ...
... for the days of the bullock drays.
The Australian Captain's Walk has busts of most of the Australian Test Captains up to and including Michael Clarke. The closest that I will ever get to Ricky Ponting was having a photo taken with him on the walk!! On driving around, we did see many Cootamundra Wattles just starting to bloom. It would look magnificent in a couple of weeks.
... green countryside dotted with lots of autumn colours.Another sunny day.
Stopped at a free camp - Car Coar Dam. Paddled for an hour and half around the lake. Heaps of birds including 2 sea eagles ??.. Rolling hills , cattle and a few roos.
... escaped into the countryside. They were later captured. The death toll was 235 including four Australian soldiers.
What has arisen out of this is a caring and respectful relationship between Cowra and Japan. The Cowra sub-branch of the RSL informally maintained the graves of the Japanese soldiers as a mark of respect for men fighting for their country. The cemetery was formally recognised in 1964 and is the ...