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Days 37 to 39 Running Creek to Beechworth

overcast 21 °C


Day 37
We departed the beautiful spot on the Ovens River and drove into Rutherglen. We stopped at Campbell’s Winery to make some purchases and to have a look around.
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We drove on to what was supposed to be the evenings stopping place, however it was too close to a major highway and too noisy so we had lunch while the English Gent recalculated where we might stay. He made a decision and programmed his GPS Unit, but, a few kms down the road he paid no attention to it and made up his own route to his selection for the night. It was a good decision as the scenery along the way was magnificent – rolling green hills and the green very emerald in colour.
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We stopped at Yackandandah and had a good look around the town – it is very touristy. Took a photo of a very busy looking shop and some autumn coloured trees.1CEDFE332219AC68178596A915246FC9.jpg2014_Apr_2..ackandandah.jpg
On then to our evening stop – a rest area at Running Creek. The views from here are beautiful.
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Day 38
Day 38 At Nug Nug Campground
We awoke this morning to find that it was overcast but the views into the valley at our Running Creek Rest Area were magnificent. Took some photos with our vans in them.
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We climbed up out of the valley only to descend again into Happy Valley”. The scenery around here was just as good as yesterday.
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We arrived in Myrtleford and had a good look around town which included filling the gas bottle which services our gas heater which is most important up here in the Alpine region.
While we were getting the gas bottle filled a vehicle was in the service station with a n umber plate which read “NUG NUG” and when the English Gent enquired of him he was the caretaker of Nug Nug Campground and he gave a price which suited us so that is where we have ended up for the night. It again is very beautiful.
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Day 39
This morning we drove from Nug Nug to Beechworth where we will stay for the next 4 nights in a caravan park. The entrance drive is lined with trees displaying lovely autumn colours.
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We had morning tea on the banks of the small lake in the town. Hiroe just had to have a play in the kids playground. There were a lot of ducks here as well.
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After booking in to the park we had lunch then drove into the town centre to have a quick look around and to do some grocery shopping.

Posted by Bobnhiroe 22:00 Archived in Australia

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