Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Travelling here and there..warning photo heavy!!

Eve and I have been on the road yesterday and today, stopping here and there, reversing up when something looked interesting,  doing a u turn when we missed something and decided we had to go back and have another look..

























These paintings were on a bus shelter in Smythsdale.....aren't they amazing???? There must be a very clever artist in the area.
This was the gate to a large property near Wycliffe.....Eve had a postcard of it so we did a 'youie' and back we went to have a look......was down a very red dirt road...we couldn't see anything from the road but I liked the gates. ....
next stop Dunkeld at the top end of the Grampians.....boy it was cold here....
We stayed I overnight at Mount Gambia and this morning had a look at the sink  hole garden, 
the limestone has worn away over the years and in the 1800's a garden was created down here...much cooler down below than up on top
off then to the info centre to find out what we should be looking at...this ship, was built by unemployed youth.....it is the same size as the one that came out from the UK...imagine travelling all that distance on such a small ship!!!!

next stop was the Blue Lake and as we got there as the sun came out, the lake really looked blue.....

Next stop was Penola...this is a beautiful old town with many limestone buildings,


and tiny houses built in the 1800's

this one is now a bric a brac shop

this one you can have as a holiday let....

this, would you believe is the bedroom for the mother and father and 14 children.......

and this was the original house,  but once the children came along this became the kitchen and front room (lounge room)

and out the back is a huge vege and fruit garden and herb garden.....there are bags and scissors supplied so you can pick your own herbs...how good is that??
This evening we are in Kingston in the shade of the big lobster!!!! I can show you that tomorrow!! I was going to do some stitching but think I might read and the go to bed, I hope for a good nights sleep.
Happy travels.











9 comments:

theodora said...

Love the paintings... how wonderful.
Gorgeous sights...
Barb

Jo said...

Rest up, enjoy the sights, safe travels

shez said...

wow Sue you sure fitted alot in,and you were so close to where i live,love all your pics,safe travels my friend and i look forward to tomorrows pics.xx

Raewyn said...

Gosh, you are fitting a lot in and getting some brilliant photos! Happy travelling!

marina said...

thanks for sharing your trip through your photos. They are wonderful.
some beautiful scenery. Glad you got some sunshine too.

Bev C said...

Hello Sue,

Love photo's have seen some of these places on garden shows, Penola sounds a interesting place to visit, isn't that the town where Mary Mackillop grew up. Lovely idea to be able to pick some fresh herbs.

Happy days.
Bev.

Moose-ings said...

Brings back memories, especially the sink hole garden, it's just amazing.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love a road trip!!! Great adventures and photos. Love the bus shelter x

Fiona said...

I loved the memory trip to Mt Gambier and Penola... places we went to often...
Hugz