Last night was very chilly and as we had no immediate neighbours in the caravan park we turned on the diesel heater. Apart from wanting to ensure that it was working after 3 months in Queensland, it gives a much more pleasant heat than our little electric heater. We turned it on again this morning. Lovely!
The new owners at Painters Island have made a few changes and more are on the way. They have tidied and refreshed the amenities blocks and are in the process of building a new block as well. They have also added additional BBQ areas, installed new security gates, and are improving landscaping and various other features of the park. The view from Bertha to the playground sand-pit was interesting!
After driving through the main street of Wangaratta and several roundabouts we joined the road out of town towards the Hume Highway. It seemed very peaceful driving down this good stretch of road with nice rural scenes on a crisp but clear morning.
We soon hit the Hume and again admired the variety of the scenery.
Euroa was our first stop with diesel for Bertha and coffee for us. It seems that they have made some changes to the service centre since we were last here and there is now a dump point but more interestingly there is a Tesla electric car charging station. There was a very nice looking Tesla car being charged while we were there.
From Euroa we continued down the Hume to Wallan, where we parked at the service centre but actually had lunch in Bertha.
As we got closer to civilisation we were struck by majesty of the “blue poles” along the side of the freeway.
At the Metropolitan Ringroad we turned left towards Greensborough as something of an experiment – we have always gone in the other direction in the past. From the ringroad we made our way through suburbia to the Eastern Freeway and eventually to home.
We are now home and Bertha needs a good bath.
First priority was to unpack and start the washing before settling into our recliners in front of the TV with the central heating on.
We have loved being away in Bertha but there is still nothing quite like coming “home”.
Ann had a very pleasant surprise in the garden when we got home – it just shows what months of neglect can achieve!
Stay tuned for our 2016 Big Maroochydore Adventure Recap, coming soon.
Still living the dream!