Southern Cross Motor Inn
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... A bit deeper there for them - plus they had just about cleared all the fish from the front section of the lake! We parked the van down near the Lions Club picnic area as it is pretty protected there from wind and we get a nice view of the lake - if they moved the two big signs!
Mum got us some lunch while Dad put my lead on and I was tied up to the handy bench and ...
... and the exercise yard engravings.
Ararat is one of the better large country towns. Next time we'll have to take a look at the Chinese Heritage Centre.
We also dropped in to see a friend from Year 12 who is now a Senior Detective in the region. He gave us a tour of the police station, so it was a real contrast and also a day of crime and punishment.
... week, Jeff and I travelled further west along the Western Highway to another gold-field town, Ararat. We stayed just out of town at Green Hill Lake. There has been very little rain here and the lake is probably only half it's original size. Zarli would love to chase the ducks, swans and other bird-life on the lake. The grass where we set up is dead so it's a bit of ...
... it was great! The gazebo roof proved a challenge to install with the breezes! There was so much room and a lot of shade from the sun after it was all finished. Shame about the bull ant nest nearby though!
Jill fixed that with a kettle of boiling water - bit like the old days and the boiling oil poured from a Castle roof top - get rid of the enemies before they advance!
Later on we helped set up the ...
... say. A bit dehydrated (but I always am after waking up), but not too queasy. I tried to get a bit more sleep - I was in no rush to get going really early today, as I wanted to take it nice and easy. And maybe the rain would stop so I could pack my stuff away in the dry... I couldn't sleep with all the noise, so there was only one thing to do: get a bit of guitar practice in! If I could do that I must be better! Today's video is a bit of Guns 'n' Roses, which I learnt from my amazing ...
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