After an enjoyable visit in the Southern Highlands we headed off again. The next destination was Beechworth. The provisions in the Berrima cottage were extremely generous so I made an egg sandwich and Carol had smoked salmon and cheese - a packed lunch to eat along the way. We stopped at the Dog on the Tuckerbox in Gundagai for our lunch.
At Beechworth we had two nights staying in the grounds of the old Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum. The two hotels there have only been open a couple of years and weren't there last time Mick and I visited Beechworth. Our rooms were in the old Art Deco nurses quarters building. We loved staying there! We had our dinner one night in the sitting area that was by the foyer on our floor and Carol went on a ghost tour. The grounds of the hotel were gorgeous. The afternoon we arrived Carol checked out the shops and remains of the Celtic Festival that had been held that day and I had a good walk in the extensive grounds.
On Sunday we went for a drive. First stop was Milawa where we tried cheeses at the cheese factory, mustards in the mustard shop and olive oils and dressings in the olive shop. Then it was on to Bright. It was one of the places Carol had on her list of places she wanted to see. It wasn't quite the usual pretty, sleepy little place we are used to. It was heaving with people and vintage cars! We discovered it was the 25th annual rod run. Any wonder we had seen so many hot rods on the way up.
Monday it was homeward bound with a stopover at Glenrowan for a browse and to see where Ned Kelly was finally captured.
Photos coming up....