Travel with a camera
Sydney to Melbourne drive along the Hume Highway
Thong Tree. Any Parisian bridge, and bridges in any other cities around the world have padlocks on bridges to reflect eternal love. Where else can you find a couple of 'Thong Trees'. That is the Australian definition of thongs - footwear, and not underwear. But what do the thongs represent? eternal walking, very uncomfortable with only one. Perhaps non-eternal love - I will think about getting up and moving out - I already have one foot elsewhere!
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is where you can explore the story of Australia's pioneers and learn how Australia's inland river system connected a fledgling colony to the outside world. You will hear the story of the power of steam and the working saw mill and learn about the history of the paddle steamers.
Underground pub at the Star Hotel, constructed when the hotel lost its licence to sell booze - part of a prohibition experiment to clean up the town to make it more attractive to families.e v
By now you can almost smell that coffee aroma rising from any one of a number of Melbournian coffee shops. And dont forget that deliciously tasty fresh pastry. "Yumm."
My hand is starting to shake - but - decisions, decisions, decisions. From Echuca is it going to be a direct drive to the next coffee break in the city, or do we take the back roads via Bendigo and Ballarat? An extra 120 km
... and hey, they do serve good coffee there.
Yass is a good stop for a revive break, a leg stretch and something to eat or drink. If you are there on a Sunday the Yass Railway Museum may be open.
Of course, Canberra is another option for a stop and there is no shortage of things top do or where to eat that can take up an hour or so rest break or a two day stopover.