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.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Griffith 5 – 6th October

Griffith Campsite

We really enjoyed the scenery after we left Binalong right through to Tempora It was greener than Kiama and rolling hills of dense green crops and super yellow canola. Cattle, orange coated sheep ( - could this be the side effect of the dust storm) roaming through paddocks of purple Patterson’s Curse making a scene rather like Scottish Highlands as we hit cloud and rain!
The countryside dried up a bit more as we moved west. We passed through a little cute town where a friend grew up and realised this was also the town Yvonne Gooloogong was raised.
Arrived in Griffith by late afternoon. Could smell a pretty marvellous scent all the way in from all the orange blossom - Heavenly! Griffith seems a thriving town, with a strong agricultural base of grapes, oranges and rice. Had a funny little chat to the Fruit Inspector about all the fruit fly regulations that make half sense! The couple said that they were the only inspectors around here! After throwing out our water melon, she told us it would have been OK to keep it! She also told us it was OK to bring in grapes at the moment No one really believes I had that conversation. The visitor centre’s attendant didn’t! Found a lovely official rest stop in town in a park, next to a canal in a section of the town that looks like Canberra (i.e. we got lost on round-abouts)! It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin. Hence the name of the Highway makes sense. Unfortunately we had to stop to get a few repairs - the generator was not working so we had to get this fixed. We also had a few stone chips and the shower recess was also broken, but will need replacing and so there is not much we can do until we get home.

Galong Peak Hour


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