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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bright 8 – 9 November 2009

Set off early in the morning for Bright to see the Bright Rod Run – Show and Shine. We were not sure what to expect, but were overwhelmed by over 1000 exotic cars that we saw. We were told there were about another 1000 cars around not on the oval as well! We believe it! These were not muscle cars, but a mixture of 1920’s to 1970’s American cars that often had astonishing modifications to their bodies and engines. There was every conceivable combination of colours and shapes. We spent a fascinating day wandering around admiring the imagination and the long hours that had gone into creating their dazzling cars. The only cars that were original were the enormous 1960’s ‘Yank Tanks’ that had such extraordinary excessive designs, they could not be improved. Love them or loath the cars, we had to respect the dedication and attention to detail of their builders. The colours were extra ordinary and bright. The cars were just glowing with the iridescent ones an amazing mixture of colours!
We found a great campsite on Morse Creek and as it was very warm, Peter went for a swim in the freezing water. In the afternoon, we walked up to the main street to marvel at the cars cruising slowly up and down. After a relaxing dinner by the creek, we had another look at the cars in the evening. People were sitting on their deck chairs having a few beers and cheering the cars as the cars cruised the streets. This was not the big night like Saturday but an extra one for the “die hards” who would not go home! Some said this was a better night because the full-on crowd was gone and you could see the cars. We certainly enjoyed it!
The next day we went for a walk around town. Bright is obviously orientated to the snow season, with most shops being full of tourist bits and pieces or snow gear. In the afternoon, we drove up to Wandiligong and had a walk around the old gold fields and read about the hardship for the 500 Chinese Gold Miners from this town.
The day was very hot at 31oc but it felt different from the coastal humidity!
Settled down for the evening beside the creek eating outside without mossies! Why not mossies? Maybe water too cold for them to breed or moving too fast for them to settle and lay eggs – a rare experience! We are right on the edge of the creek with loud bubbling water running over rocks! It is like the dream postcard and the sound is very relaxing! A good sleep will be had by all!


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