Exploring the Goulburn, Mallee and Wimmera Regions of Victoria – Part 2

Day 2

We woke to slightly cooler weather and drove back into Nagambie, past Black Caviar (This was the birthplace of the fairly famous Aussie Race Horse, not the food lol).

Black Caviar – Racehorse

We then drove over to Rochester for more silo art and morning tea. As we left the storm front that had been expected for the whole of Victoria hit, torrential rain and thunder and lightning. We had hoped to drive through it as we headed further North & West through the state, the storm was heading SE.

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Rochester Silo Art

It had cleared to just drizzle by the time we got to Echuca, so we spent the morning dodging showers and wandering the shops, only did a little bit of the historic port before the storms came back again. We did the whole tourist thing (apart from the paddle steamers, which were still running despite how low the Murray River was, they only need 1m of water to run). Taking refuge when and where we could, we had lunch in the famous Beechworth Bakery, too wet to sit on the balcony and watch the world and river go by.

Eventually, we gave up and headed NW again. Spent most of the day driving through torrential rain, we planned on stopping in Kerang for the night, but couldn’t get accommodation (weird). We also took a brief strip into NSW to Barham, and couldn’t find anything decent there either and gave up and headed to Swan Hill, figuring we would do better in a larger town and we did. We what was left of the afternoon spent in our room, watching TV while the rain continued outside.

Due to the rain and mostly travelling, there are not too many images, most of which are around Echuca.

~ Julz

Day 1