We are now in Canberra, having moved on from Parkes on Thursday morning. Stopped for a while in Gooloogong a smallish town along the Lachlan Valley Way, it’s about midway between Forbes and Cowra. Quiet little place, not many people around but has a proud history on display at its war and early settlers memorials. There is also a pine tree which is a ‘ genetic descendent’ from seeds brought back from the Lone Pine at Gallipoli. Moving onto Cowra for lunch and some  short sight-seeing at the visitors centre where they played a video/light show of the Cowra break out told through the eyes of a young lady waiting on the boy friend to return from the war.

Now the trip from Parkes to Canberra should take about 4 hours but we have been stopping along the way admiring the fields with the golden flowers of Canola plants in full bloom. So it was taking a bit longer, but who cares! As we got closer to Canberra sheep took over. In a few places they were up to their armpits in the paddocks, no doubt being fattened up to grace our tables as spring lamb in due course.

We are staying at a free camping spot in Queanbeyan, ‘Hayes on Palmer’, it even has power to the van and is in a great location. Here now for a few days.

Spent this morning at Floriade checking out the Tulips and daffodils, Weather was a bit chilly and we had some scudding showers but after a while the sun came out and it warmed up. Great floral displays set up in various patterns commemorating Canberra’s’ and various Institutions achievements.

Leanne’s niece’s wedding is on tomorrow afternoon out on a property. Sunday will be a quiet day recovering before we head south on Monday morning for Glenrowan, where Ned Kelly had his last stand.

That’s all for now. Next report will be from Glenrowan.

More Canola

More Canola

Getting lunch ready at Cowra

Getting lunch ready at Cowra

Sheep heading off. They wouldn't pose!

Sheep heading off. They wouldn’t pose!

At Floriade

At Floriade

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on September 20, 2013, in Tasmania. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi you two – thanks for the link, sent via Paul – I have enjoyed reading back through your entries. Last night, after Julie and David’s wedding, I was checking back through photos and had some lovely moments remembering the Israel trip – this is where other people’s travel reflections are also so interesting…keep safe both of you. Hugs, Karen

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