Arrived at Lameroo CP just before mid-day ..staying night then going to look for old school sites from 1880s
Packed up early and headed north out of town to find 4 old school sites... didn't find first 2 then came across one not on the map...then found 2 more plaques but no actual site..only one we found with foundations and tank stands.
Then got fuel at Pinnaroo then over the border and on to Lake Walpeup ...arriving just before lunch...apart from cars coming in and out we are only ones staying here tonight
Still here..many people coming in have showers then leave...8 campers here tonight...looks like we will be here for weekend
Saturday day 4
Still here...same as yesterday..in and out...last couple days it's been 34c inside our caravan
Rosie did some clothes washing ....power around the district was off so no water in toilet block...met so many people while here
Packed up and headed south to Brim but got upset with an self appointed caretaker in a bus and little car with Jim on it..he wouldn't let us park where we wanted...so we left...got fuel and headed towards Birchip but ended up at Lake Watchem ...new toilets with power..problem there is no real level places for our little van
Very cold and windy day today
New toilet blockWednesday day 8
Woke to 3c and everything's frozen...a young lad got a rude awakening
while sleeping in a swag on the lawn area when the auto sprinklers started around 6am....still cold wind here...leaving tomorrow
We left Lake Watchem and called into Warracknabeal IGA and then headed to Lake Ratzcastle arriving mid morning ...set up and met neighbors
Rosie did clothes washing..spent day chatting to neighbors
In the afternoon I spent some time metal detecting...found some rubbish..then a leaf brooch and a 1942 florin..
was spent sitting by camp fire watching the weather...people leave more arrive...cooked potatoes wrapped in foil on the hot coals
Rosie washed the smalls today...hung on a makeshift line..weather weird..hot when sun comes out..tried metal detecting again..found a 1940 roo penny
Went looking for a quarry near the boundry fence...found what we thought it was...
Wednesday day 15
Rosie went hunting for the 1960s gun club target trench...found it by a man made sand hill
Thursday day 16
Weather been wet and windy and cool..not much happening..people come and go..we started packing up..to move tomorrow
Well we left Lake Ratzcastle this morning and were on the way to Lake Tchum but ended up at Lake Watchem ...were here 8 days ago...been 50kph winds all day...now 9pm and none
Same thing..people in then out...spent most of the day watching ducks and other birds
3 kids came in..played with kayaks ...then trashed new toilet block..."why ohh why" leaving the men's room flooded
Monday day 20
had the place to ourselves ...tonight millions of bugs suicide into the lake at sunset...not seen that before...
Same as other days except tonight we had to dil with speed boat and crying kids...goord I must be a grumpy old bum..tomorrow we head home going to be a warm trip home 37c they say
Catch you next trip