This morning we left the Victorian High Country after coming third in the Merrijig Hunt Club trivia night, winning and enjoying a free pizza and enduring a couple of days of rain. We left Merrijig, went to Mansfield, then made tracks to the Thoona Pub. Thoona is a very small town and we decided to visit the pub there as it is owned by Ziggy’s family and he wanted to visit them on the way through. We stopped there for a beer and some lunch and then continued on to Cobram. Most of the roads on our journey, were long and straight and would be dangerous if you were tired.
It took us a little while to set up again but we are now sitting by the Murray River in Cobram. There is something about the Murray that feels like home. I have been coming here since I was a child and it is beautiful, familiar and a unique part of our country. We wanted to camp at our normal camp ground Dead River but due to recent flooding the road to that spot was corroded and inaccessable. We then tried to get the Big Tom’s, which is another popular camp area here but this road is also blocked off due to flood damage. So, here we are at Little Tom’s, it’s less roomy and different to Dead River but it is still nice. We have friends and family coming to meet us here during our two week stay to say a final goodbye to us before we head off on the rest of our trip.