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Melbourne to Echuca

Monday 22 May 2017

The weather was predicted to be fine today for our trip today to Bendigo so that Di could go to the Bendigo Woolen Mills.

We were on the road at about 9:30 am and traveled west on Ballarat Road to the Western Ring Road, then north east to the Calder Freeway, where we headed north towards Bendigo. We found a parking spot in a street nearby to the Mill and walked to the factory outlet so Di could buy herself some wool for the next project. A 200 gm ball of wool is $14.00 compared to $6.00 for a 50 gm ball at Spotlight.

While we had intended to stay at Bendigo, we decided to press on to Echuca and check out the Christies Beach Free Camp site on the Murray River. Christies Beach turned out to be a bit of a disaster. The track taking us in to the camp site was narrow, very rough, rutted and potholed, with lots of water to negotiate. We decided to turn around when possible and retreat to a formed road. Using 4WD we were able to keep the van moving through the mud patches and water holes.

When back on the black stuff we drove on to the nearby Echuca Discovery Caravan Park. They gave us a drive through en-suite site at a normal powered site price, given we were only staying one night.

After setting up on the site we went for a walk along the River Murray, but before long the mosquitoes drove us back to the van.

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Bendigo Woollen Mill.

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The Factory Outlet at the Bendigo Woolen Mill.

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Di's on a mission for wool for the next project.

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The bargain room at the mill.

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Bendigo Woolen mill main sale room.

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Parked up near the Bendigo Woollen Mill.

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More Autumn colour at Bendigo.

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Drive through site at Echuca.

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Plenty of mud to clean off the ute.

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The Murray River at Echuca.

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Another shot of the Murray River.

Posted by TwoAces 03:30

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