Wednesday, 25 July 2012

On the road.....

Well here we are 2,100kms from home! The drive was long and the sights were many and sadly we have witnessed dreadful road kill. To date the tally is 12 wombats and 11 kangaroos. Our first call was Cooma, right in the heartland of the Snowy mountains. We took two nights and three days to get there and on the way we stopped in Mildura and Narrandera. On the way we saw several trees being kept warm..........

and witnessed the unique reverse angle parking
 Narrandera has some wonderful architecture
 and then the mountain trek started......

 the trees have still not recovered from bush fires 9 years ago.....
and then some snow..... I only need a little to excite me!

Our wonderful B and B in Cooma with a warm fire each night. 
Each morning it was very cold and one morning we witnessed minus 5 degrees.....bbbbrrrrrrr

 The local businesses all have snowmen on the roof tops
and one morning the fog set in.......horrible for driving
In the village of Nimmitabel we shared in the biggest bun ever......
 and in the far distance we could see the Australian Alps of Thredbo and Perisher. 
You can just see the snow peaks in the distance

 Yesterday on the way to Nowra we came across a delightful village called Cobargo. There were  several galleries and a brand new cafe 'Chalk and Cheese' which had just opened - I just loved the colour decor inside (not mentioning the toasted almond loaf with maple butter....yum!)
So amongst all of this I am actually working with workshops in Cooma and Nowra before heading to Mittagong for the "Quilting in the Highlands" event. More news of that later......till then take care wherever you are


  1. Oh Michele! What a lovely travelogue. I'm here in the states and have always wanted to see more of Australia. I went in 86 to Melbourne and Philip Island and fell in love. Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures.

  2. Nice to share in your travels, hope you are having a great trip and not working too hard

  3. Sounds like a lovely trip. Did you discover the Narrandera Bakery, which sell 'little beasties',apple crumble and bun all in one. yumm! And just down the road, Two Friends at Leeton, a wonderful quilt shop/cafe combined, lots of William Morris fabrics.


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