Tuesday, 12 May 2015

On the road to ....Rawson

Monday 27th April
We had a good sleep with the gentle pitter patter of rain drops but by the time we got outside the rain had stopped and we got the van unhooked and the awning up and chairs out ready for when our friends arrived.  The park has very tall trees and the sun was blocked out so under foot was quite damp with quite a lot of leaves.
Anzac Day tribute in Erica

We walked around the park and then decided to go to the little town of Erica and Walhalla where we had some lunch.

The Museum at Erica

Beautiful countryside near Erica

Nothing much was open in Walhalla or Erica as the train leaves from Walhalla every Wednesday so we only had a quick look around as we will come back with Jeannie & David on Wednesday and go on the train ride and have a better look around the town when things will be open.

Our campsite at Rawson

Beautiful autumn colours as we came into the little village of Rawson

Jeannie & David arrived later in the afternoon so when they had set up we lit the camp fire in the camp kitchen area and caught up with them there.  The camp kitchen isn't really a kitchen, its only a shed with dirt floor and nothing to really call it a kitchen, a few empty cupboards and a sink with no water.  Anyway, we had it all to ourselves, but the huge gas bottle conversion fire left us a bit cold so we will have to get more wood if we want to get warm.

Tuesday 28th April

We packed a picnic lunch and drove out to the Thomson Dam.  It was a beautiful drive along a very winding road with lots of tree ferns on the road side. 

Thomson Dam


Picnic at Thomson Dam

We stopped for our picnic lunch at the picnic area at Thomson Dam and then drove to Mt Baw Baw.

Picnic at Thomson Dam

 The ski resort was closed so we had a quick look around and found the only shop that was open and although they weren't really open to the public they did open for us and we got a lovely pot of tea and they kindly gave us a plate of biscuits - what great people they were.

Afternoon tea at Kelly's, Mt Baw Baw
  We then drove back down  and stopped to do a short walk at Beech Gully walking trail and again we were amazed at the lovely tree ferns.  We drove around the Mt Baw Baw Ski Resort but as it was late afternoon the fog rolled in and we weren't able to get any good views.

Beech Gully Nature Trail

Beech Gully Nature Trail

Beech Gully Nature Trail
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