Today we headed off into town to find a dump point and laundromat. To my surprise, just near the tourist information centre I saw this helicopter in the sky.
On further investigation I found the ‘Welcome to the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk”
The wall holds the names of all Australian personel and tracker dogs who served during the Vietnam War.
There is also a Remberance Panel listing the names of those Australian personnel who died during the Vietnam War.
The grounds also display a tank and an artillery gun.
For more information on the Commemorative Walk go to http://www.vietnamvetswalk.org.au/
I hope to return tomorrow and spend a bit more time at the Walk.
Take care and stay safe.❤️
Real wealth is happiness, not fortune. Real poverty is ignorance, not being penniless.
Where did that week go? We had a nice stay in Hay NSW.
After a few days of 33 deg Celsius the rain came and cooled us down. It was heavy rain and I am sure the farmers had a grin from ear to ear!
Although it was a relief from the heat it meant the unsealed road into our camp became so boggy it was closed by the council. So, we had no choice but to sit it out.
We were running out of water so we filled the tanks with the offerings from above with a funnel taped to the down side of the awning which was attached to a hose that fed our water tank. We also filled up a couple of buckets with water so we could wash the car when the rain was gone.
My new friend Pepe, sent me a pattern to keep my tootsies warm and it just so happened that I had some wool. Below, the end result.
For those interested, here is the link http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Socks-and-Slippers/Chunky-Adult-Slippers#PvUbW6jmpbgfpDhQ.99
Well we left Hay and the Mirrumbidgee River and headed south toward Melbourne. That is our destination to have the caravan serviced and warranty work done on the van. So our first night was at Harcourt Pony Club. Another nice free campsite. Thank you Harcourt, not only for the campsite but the dump point and fresh water.
We refuelled and purchased lunch from this friendly town.
It’s a wonderful world!
Stay safe and smile, it costs nothing!
A monument found near the Hay Showgrounds this morning.
Today was an R & R day. We vegged most of the day.
Pepe came about 2 ish and we went for an hour stroll along the Murrubidgee, under the bridge and back to our camp.
Just before dinner another caravan pulled up to our rear, sort of side on. We are now watching his TV. It is mounted on the side of his caravan. One would think the camp is full! We have dress circle seats😳
About 6 small motor homes pulled in and parked side by side. They all got out, grabbed their walking sticks and headed for the river an hour later they are tucked in for the night.
In front, two motor homes pulled in and parked side by side. A lady and her dog got out of one and a man and his dog got out of the other. What a great arrangement!
I love to people watch.
There is no such thing as normal.
Hay is getting some rain ATM.
Supposed to be 33 deg tomorrow.
Well sweet dreams and sleep tight.
This Magpie was very friendly. It allowed me to get within half a metre from it and I didn’t even have any food.
We are still relaxing beside the Murrumbigee River at Hay.
Our front yard for the next couple of days.
The camp filled up last night and by mid morning their weren’t too many of us left.
I still have some sight seeing to do today when it gets a bit cooler. Expected temperature is 30 deg Celsius. I had to dig out the summer clothes again.
We walked over 8 klms today. We left our camped, walked into town and visited the Hay Gaol. A very interesting place. It was established in 1878 and has been used as a gaol, maternity hospital, hospital for the insane, compound for prisoners of war during WWII (Japanese & Italian) and finally a maximum security institute for girls under the Child Welfare Department. This ceased to operate in 1974. One year later it was handed over to the people of Hay for development of a museum and cultural centre.
I also had a lovely walk along the Murrumbidgee River late afternoon and took some beautiful photos
The Hay Historical Society has done a wonderful job sharing information on all the heritage buildings in town.
Hay is an RV Friendly Town. The free camp is well maintained and the locals are very friendly. Population is about 2,500 we were told.
After our walk we arrived back at our camp to find Brian & Pepe setting up camp. We met them at Jugiong. So, this afternoon we had happy hour by the river and was also joined by Rita, a solo camper.
It’s a great life!
On our way to wherever we were heading we came across Binalong. What a quaint little town! John Gilbert (a bushranger, who was part of the Ben Hall gang) was buried just out of town 150 years ago. So, the Binalong community is celebrating.
On the road again and we travelled to Mirrool. Found a free camp on the Wiki app. A great campsite! Only 21 residents, the Royal Hotel and silos. Very clean toilets and shower. Great camp kitchen and outdoor setting for use. If you need power that will cost you $10 per night.
We met John& Jill from Brisbane. We all had dinner at the pub. Tasty home cooked meals.
Packed up next morning and headed off about 10ish.
Today we found ourselves at Hay.
We had a lovely time with family over Easter. Archie and Nash had so much fun at Cambewarra with the horses and splashing in the creek.
I love family time. ❤️
Darlene and I visited Aunty Beryl, our maternal matriarch. She looked well and said she was settling into her new home.
We enjoyed Yum Cha for lunch. It has been years since I enjoyed a Yum Cha.
Muriel guarded our home whilst we camped at Cambewarra. Thanks Muriel!
We went back to Jugiong again whilst waiting for our mirrors to arrive at Ian’s Auto Shop at Goulburn.
On the road again.
After free camping at Smoko for two nights we decided to head off to Bright.
It was Saturday Morning and the markets were on. Very boutique style with lots of different foods.
What a beautiful spot too, right beside the river.
The Cinema was an unusual building.
We also found the Brewery but wait got to take photos. A great selection of boutique beers