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  • Day2

    Goodbye green Victoria - hello brown NSW

    August 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    I was so tired last night that I was asleep around 9pm, but as usual I woke up a number of times throughout the night. We are still getting used to the diesel heating and even on low we both eventually got too hot.

    It was lovely to open the door in the morning and enjoy the view of the flowing Goulburn river, rich bird life and golden leaves of the many surrounding trees.

    We left around 10 and headed past the diverse fruit growing district of greater Shepparton and stopped at The Big Strawberry in Koonoomoo to taste some strawberry wine and other strawberry delights. A quick sandwich and coffee in the warmth of the caravan and we finally crossed the Murray river at Tocumwal and soon noticed, as we passed through Finley, Jerilderie, Coleambally and Darlington Point how brown and dry the landscape had become. The overhanging grey cloud puffs made for a dramatic, if not foreboding backdrop.

    Still, we enjoyed the drive, grateful that we’d finally joined the 21st century and created a family Spotify account so we had plenty of music to keep us occupied. Of course, we don’t really appreciate each other’s taste in music, so perhaps head phones may come in handy in future!

    We pulled up in the large town of Griffith before 5pm and headed for the free camp in the centre of town, along the main canal. We were treated to the most spectacular deep pink sunset before retiring inside for the night in the warmth of our little home on wheels.

    Before we head inside for a simple pasta and some hot chocolate and a slice of yummy cake here are some fun and weird facts about strawberries for today!

    1. Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside?

    2. Strawberries are also technically not a berry - again because their seeds are on the outside.

    3. Finally, strawberries are part of the rose family...which is kind of weird!

    Night night xx
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