Day 1 – Melbourne to Wangaratta

We left home at about 10 am and travelled via the M1 and Hume Highway and arrived at the Kalkalo Service Station rest area at about 11 am, which was pretty good going. We had coffee and slice in the van then headed on to Grass Tree Rest Area (Vic 249) for lunch and that is when it started raining.

The drought broke in the Wangaratta area today!

Then a quick stop at the rest area just south of Benalla. Just as we were leaving a mini bus full of very drunk men pulled up and they were in a huge hurry to make use of the facilities – we assume that they were rugby fans who had travelled down for the interstate game in Melbourne the night before and were on their way back home with a bus full of beer.

We then headed straight for the Painters Island Caravan Park in Wangaratta. We’ve been here before and it’s a pretty good Park. It was very heavy rain but we had our choice of sites and we’re very warm and cosy in the van.

Painters Island at Wangaratta

Trailblazer Set-up at Painters Island at Wangaratta

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