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.