We’re still in Whittlesea at the moment, we are getting some problems with the campers power supply to the fridge sorted before moving on (your help is much appreciated Joel). A few days ago we did a day trip to Cobram to check out Dead River, this is our normal camp area and we know it well. We plan to camp there from November 20th to mid December with friends and family as a final goodbye before we move on with the rest of our trip but because it has been flooded there were heaps of reports about the area being closed. Ben and I thought we would have a look for ourselves. The camp ground is still muddy and the gates are closed but the staff of Cobram Outdoors have assured us a couple more dry days and the area will be right for camping again and the gate will be open. The koalas are certainly out and about in the Murray area and so are the bugs.
Mt Disappointment is just a short drive from Whittlesea so we drove up there to have a look. The dry, stony tracks gave us a chance to have a bit of fun in our Prado and we found a walking track that lead us through some beautiful bushland. The track was supposed to lead us to the summit and we were hoping for a nice view when we got there. Instead, we found a large clearing and not much else, besides a rather large echidna. We don’t know whether this was the end of the track or there was more that we couldn’t see, if it was in fact the summit then Mt Disappointment surely lived up to it’s name.
Last night Ben and I met Amy and Glenn at a bistro in Wallan and enjoyed a nice pub meal with them. It was good to catch up with friends I haven’t seen in a while.
Today at Danni and Paul’s the girls got their ponies out and had a ride. I even got on Cassidy the beautiful 13 year old boy for a bit, I haven’t been on a horse in years. The weather was a little windy and chilly at times but it’s been a good day.