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Melbourne to Rutherglen

Day 6 - Thursday 3 July 2014

Woke at about 7:30 am this morning to hear that it was 7 degrees in Melbourne and 12 degrees in Hobart - so work that out! We were not in a hurry this morning so David went for the papers and we took our time over breakfast. Packing up took about half an hour and we were on our way by 10:00 am. Our trip today was about 290 kms via Ballarat Road to the Western Ring Road then on to to the Hume Highway. The traffic eased the further away from Melbourne we got and was not too bad on the Hume Highway.

At about 11:00 am we stopped at the Wallan Service Centre on the Hume Highway to re-fuel - diesel $1.519 per litre (it is $1.679 at home). At about 11:30 am we stopped at the Grass Tree Rest Area for a coffee and a break for the driver.

Coffee break at the Grass Tree Rest Area on the Hume Highway

Coffee break at the Grass Tree Rest Area on the Hume Highway

After a 30 minute break we continued on to Rutherglen arriving at 2:00 pm and checked in for a one-night stand. We were allowed to take up two sites but because of the slope across the sites we had to unhitch to get the van level. Good to see Lake King still has a bit of water in it.

Site 21 at the Rutherglen Caravan Park

Site 21 at the Rutherglen Caravan Park

Lake King, Rutherglen

Lake King, Rutherglen

Another shot of Lake King

Another shot of Lake King

David decided to make a visit to Campbell's Winery to taste a few very familiar wines and buy a few bottles of their very best. After re-fuelling it was back to camp for a quiet night watching television. On the way back to camp David noticed the Leopard Main Battle Tank was still guarding the entrance to the Caravan Park - hopefully keeping the Bogans at bay.

Campbell's Winery at Rutherglen

Campbell's Winery at Rutherglen

Leopard Main Battle Tank at Rutherglen

Leopard Main Battle Tank at Rutherglen

Posted by TwoAces 03:16

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