Days 17 and 18

Saturday night we had dinner again with Pete and Sonja then said our goodbyes as we were heading out in the morning. Sunday we woke to frost on the outside and inside of the kombi, it was a chilly -2 our coldest day so far. Our laptop doesn’t like the cold and shut itself down and lost the 3 days of photos I had imported, fortunately most of them were still on the camera although I had deleted a few. We had been told and read mixed reviews about the Alpine Way and how safe it was to drive and not knowing the road conditions and that the traffic was queuing past the caravan park to go to the snowfields we decided to take the Snowy Mountains Hwy instead. 

It was a slow but beautiful drive up through Kosciuszko National Park, lots of steep winding roads. We even managed to get some photos of the kombi’s and snow. We had a pit stop to make a sandwich and fill up oil at O’Hares campground, which was right on the river, a pretty little spot. To give us more time on the Great Ocean road we took the Hume Highway south instead of the tourist drive. We stopped at Reedy Creek in Chiltern – Mount Pilot national park, we got a nice fire going and settled in for the evening. We are now 2977 km’s into our trip!

Monday morning we woke to frost again everything we left outside was frozen including the awnings making them a bit stiff to roll up. We went to Beechworth to the famous bakery for some goodies. Jamie and Jan left us and headed to Bright to catch up with some friends that are travelling Australia meanwhile we headed to Glenrowan where Ned Kelly was captured. We went into the museum, which was really interesting to read the history of Ned. Next was a long boring motorway drive all the way to the coast to Torquay. We arrived in time for a look at the beach & to top up supplies before booking in to Jan Juc caravan park.

We are now 3376 km’s into our trip!

Canberra from lookout

Canberra Group

Camping Spot on Lake Jindabyne

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Lake Jindabyne

Lake Jindabyne

Dinner with Pete and Sonja

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Snow in Kosciuszko national park

snow

on the road

Camping at Reedy Creek in Chiltern – Mount Pilot national park

camp

Ned Kelly Glenrowan

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