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Melbourne to Finley

Tuesday - 19 May 2015

We were up early to pack up for our departure for Quicks Beach on the Murray. While the forecast was for showers, the early news advised that very heavy rain was falling in Ballarat to our west. We were packed quickly and on the road before the rain started. From the caravan park we headed west on the Western Highway (Ballarat Road) before turning north on the Western Ring Road, then north east on the Hume Freeway. By this time the rain was very heavy - but do you think that this would slow down the traffic? Not on your Nellie - the trucks are still sitting on 100 khp with cars trying to pass them - they are all mad!

We stopped for a morning coffee at the Seymour Service Centre which was clogged with trucks re-fuelling. Because of the heavy rain and doubts about access to the Quicks Beach Campground we had a change of plan and decided to head for the Finley Showgrounds. We stopped for fuel at Tocumwal and arrived at Finley Showgrounds at about 1:30pm. The caretaker directed us to a site with power and water and relieved us of $10.00. With showers and toilets it represents good value.

By late afternoon the rain had stopped and the sky was clear.

Set-up with power and water at Finley Showgrounds

Set-up with power and water at Finley Showgrounds

Finley Showgrounds

Finley Showgrounds

Sunset at Finley - the rain has gone

Sunset at Finley - the rain has gone

Posted by TwoAces 01:27

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