Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cygnet 10 – 13 January 2008

Left new Norfolk (stopping at Hobart for a few things) and onto Cygnet for their Folk Festival. We happily chose a great spot in a big field in the middle of town over looking hills and farming land. The weather for the festival was a real mixture of everything, from hot, cold, sunny, windy, gales, rain, cloud,! Over all it was fine! All the major events were in the many halls and pubs that this town still has (with a population of only 1,000) indicating a past that was very community minded. There were up to 8 concerts running simultaneously, so we struggled to choose which ones to go to. We were rarely disappointed and revelled in listening to a wonderful variety of musicians. Our road-friends, Robyn and John, joined us in their motorhome and we enjoyed sharing the generally relaxed atmosphere. We particularly enjoyed a “Beatles” concert late on Saturday night that kept us up to 2.30am! Laura will be laughing! But it was a lot of fun and full of ‘grey hair’ our vintage! We met acquaintances from Kiama at the end of the night who were just visiting friends in Cygnet. As per usual, coincidence is now normal! A lot of fun was had in the town itself with` street entertainment, stalls and markets in lots of nooks. The three pubs were a buzz of musicians jamming from time to time and it was enjoyable moving from the ‘top’ pub to the ‘middle’ pub and down to the ‘bottom’ pub! The pubs must have names, but everyone uses the easy version to make sure there are no mistakes when they’ve had a few!


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