Saturday 28 April 2012

Autumn in North East Victoria

With nearly a month before returning to Tambo Upper I decided to head north on the Great Alpine Road. This is one of my favorite drives, travelling alongside the Tambo River and with breathtaking mountain scenery as the road climbs over Mt Hotham.

The trip from Mt Hotham to Harrietville is quite steep and winding, but taken slowly is no problem for even the biggest rig.  Skye is quite happy doing this trip which we've undertaken on many occasions.
First stop, of course, was one of my favourite places, Bright, this time in all its autumn splendour.  Nothing better than a hot coffee on a cold alpine valley day.

Lorraine, a motorhoming friend, had recommended Edi Cutting in the nearby King Valley and the very large campsite there, beside the King River, lived up to her recommendations.

We spent an idyllic few days here … just generally relaxing, savouring the scenery and cooking over an open fire, which also provided much needed heat on the cold autumn mornings and evenings.

One day our peace was shattered by the arrival of a coach with many camera toting Chinese teachers who had won awards for being best in their field and were on a prize-winning tour of Australian schools, accompanied on this leg by staff from one of the nearby Secondary Colleges. Skye and a local Border Collie did their bit for Chinese/Australian relations, most notably at lunchtime.