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Day 38: Echuca. Saturday 5th June 2010

We had breakfast at the local bakery and then walked to the Holden Museum. There were some great examples of old Holdens that had been done up, and the 1,000,000th, 2,000,000th and 4,000,000th Holdens produced! There were all kinds of memorabilia from toys to clothing, and displays of engines showing how they had been developed over the years. I am quite pleased that I can look at an engine and be able to tell what most of the parts are, and have a vague idea how some of it works.

Holden Museum, Echuca

Afterwards we stopped at a coffee shop proclaiming coffee for “serious coffee drinkers” and I wasn’t disappointed. I had the best coffee of the whole trip. Tomorrow’s breakfast destination is chosen!!

We walked to the Farmer’s Market, which was rather small and only a bit interesting...

Then we rode to Moama, which is on the NSW side of the Murray River, and went to Chanter Estate – a small boutique winery that also hosts a military museum. This had a big display of military vehicles and war history. I’m almost museumed out, but I really enjoyed learning about them and reading some of the war stories. I’ve learned so much about our history on this trip.

Back into town for lunch, I tried a Ned Kelly pie (steak, egg, bacon & cheese) for which the Beechworth Bakery is famous. We walked along the river and through the Historic Port Area. There was a wood turner, a blacksmith and a furniture maker amongst others where you could watch them working while checking out their wares.

Posted by Jo vanEmmerik 23:41 Archived in Australia

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