25.09.2014 - 25.09.2014 17 °C
After the overnight rain we were all a little concerned at the state of the exit road from our camp, however, after I had walked along it to the connecting road, apart from a small washout on the top of the climb out it looked OK and felt firm under foot, so that was a relief! A lovely camp spot in dry weather!
Granya to Wodonga was a pleasant trip, in light rain, over many rolling hills and ridges with often excellent views of a pristine Murray River on our right hand side. Certainly everything looked lovely and green and the farms all looked to be in great shape. Last night’s rain would help everything along very nicely.
Joining the Murray Valley Highway we continued past the re-sited village of Tallangatta that had previously existed close to the Murray River, however, with the construction of the Hume Dam (I think in the 1930’s) they were all relocated near to the Highway. We could see the Murray had ‘expanded’ as it gradually flowed into the Hume Dam with some places showing many old and dead trees sticking out of the water.
Eventually we found our way to the Caravan Park in Wodonga, located very close to the mechanical inspection shop that was to service Adrian’s vehicle. The check-in that we attempted was considered far too early, for various reasons, so we drove back a couple of blocks and spent some time in the local shopping centre and had a welcome coffee and prevailed on the Specsavers lady to try and repair my severly damaged specs!.
Re-attempting our check-in we found that the overnight rain had really messed up our two sites allocated and they looked like ploughed fields! Adrian found that, in spite of putting ramps under his van wheels the ramps quickly sank into the quagmire and actually left him lower that the grass surface!! We were a little more fortunate but still had ‘levelling’ issues.
Washing and showers were soon on the agenda even though the morning was quite cold with a light breeze. Nothing would get dry quickly here we decided and later our van looked like the proverbial laundry. At least we had a choice of many TV channels, even if there was little worth watching!