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Days 41 to 42 In Beechworth

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Day 41 At Beechworth
This morning Hiroe did a pile of washing and then we drove into town for the ANZAC Day March and service. The weather turned out to be very good for the event.
Bob put on his medals and took part in the march, he is right behind the gent in the red jacket.
After the service which was rather well done and attended for a small town like Beechworth we returned to the vans for lunch after which we went and fuelled the cars for the trip home starting on Sunday.

Day 42 at Beechworth
This morning at 9.00 am we all boarded a coach for a tour of Beechworth and environs. We did a complete circuit of the township looking at all of the historic building including the old Court House, the Telegraph Station, The Gold Office and the Chinese Protectors Office.
There are many lovely old building in the town and amongst them was all that is left of the original hospital. Only the fa├žade remains of what must have been a very impressive building.
We had morning tea in the towns park and it was rather good as the eats were provided by a local bakery.
Back to the vans then into town to the local pie shop which was extremely busy then after having a better look at some of the buildings we drove out to the cemetery and the Chinese burning towers and grave of about 2,000 Chinese.
While walking around town, Hiroe found a nice old phone box and had to try it out and Pommy Bob found a new hat to match his pink steps and pyjamas.
At Happy Hour tonight we said goodbye to the other caravan club members as they are heading off to Bright tomorrow and we with the English man are heading for home.

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Days 43 to 44 and Home

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We left Beechworth just on 8.00 am after saying goodbye to our caravan club mates. (They are heading to Bright for 5 days).
We had a good run to Gundagai where we had lunch. Pommy Bob had never seen the Dog on the Tuckerbox which is a famous Aussie icon so we showed him to it.
Onwards then to tonights stop, a free camp at Gunning. A nice quiet town and the campsite is right on the outskirts of town so we took a walk to have a look at the place.

Day 44
We left Gunning early and drove to Goulburn before turning south east towards Oallen Ford and then north east to home.
We showed the English gent how to find the caravan repair place so that he could get a quote for the repairs to his van and then home.
We had a good time on the trip and saw quite a few places we havn't been to before - out of the way nice small towns etc.

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