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  • Day118

    Holbrook and Macedon

    February 6, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We spent the night in Albury Showground. The Showground sites are usually pretty good value because they cater for people travelling around rather than family holidays. Other than toilets and showers plus electric and water hook-up, that may be the only facilities they have. No swimming pools, playgrounds, camp kitchens etc. Due to the amount of area available, it’s also quite easy to keep away from everyone else. Often the site is not staffed and money is left in envelopes and pushed under a door or put in a box.

    Albury Showground was pretty rubbish. Located at the end of the runway, next to a rail line, near a main road. The electrics were literally “to die for”. It took a lot of courage to connect to one electric box only to find it wasn’t working. I then had to pluck up the courage to open another box and stick my plug into that; fortunately it worked. No water supply nearby, no BBQ etc.

    For the first time since we have been on the road, we broke open our single ring gas BBQ to cook some Baramundi (fish) for dinner. Other than the slight drizzle, it all worked well. Why didn’t we cook in Bertha on the posh cooker? We didn’t fancy sleeping with the smell of fried fish!

    Next morning we set off for Macedon but not before visiting Albury town and wandering around the botanic gardens and art gallery (MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury). The botanic gardens offered two walks, one a rainforest and the other a heritage walk, we did the heritage walk.

    I wanted to visit Holbrook, that is just off the motorway, because it has a submarine in the town centre. I thought this was peculiar for a town a few hundred miles from the sea.

    As we drove further south and west the weather became cooler and the landscape changed. By th time we arrived at Macedon we could have been in an English village with rose gardens and mown lawns
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  • Day11

    A submarine far from the ocean!

    April 16, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After a very long day in the car we spent the night in Holbrook. It's a pretty small town and the only cafe open was a Mexican one, so that was lucky because we love tacos. Our cabin was small!

    There is a huge submarine in the park! We could climb on it. Why is there a submarine on land? Well there was this Captain called Holbrook who sailed on it to fight the Germans in World War 2. It was an old fashioned submarine at the time and they nearly ran out of oxygen but Holbrook was very brave and took down a whole battleship! The town had been called Germanton and wanted a new name so they chose Holbrook. He thought that was so nice he raised money to bring the sub there once it stopped being used.Read more

  • Day6


    December 17, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Stopped at Woomagarma for a look around but I didn't want to stay on bitumen and nothing to explore except a pub, so we kept going to Holbrook. Nice grassy area behind the Riverina Hotel, wandered around town & saw the Otway sub in the main street. Dinner was cheap & tasty (crumbed mushrooms 😋) and all in all a pleasant stop.Read more

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Holbrook, Холбрук