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Day 39: Echuca – Melbourne. Sunday 6th June 2010

We had breakfast at the Murray Provender (where I had the excellent coffee yesterday). Today we left Echuca for Melbourne. On route we visited a cactus garden at Tennyson. The owner, Robert, spent nearly 2 hours taking us around his garden telling us all about the amazing array of cacti. Not many were in flower – November is the best time – but he showed us photos of the display they provide. Many flower just for a day, some overnight. One only flowers once every 15-70 years, and then dies... Some of the cacti produce fruit which we sampled. It tasted like a cross between apple and kiwi fruit. He also grows aloe vera and other succulents.

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Cactus farm

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Ouch!

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Weird cactus

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More cactus

We are in Melbourne tonight, staying in Essendon. The trip in was made easy by my navigator. I don’t know how I would travel without it.

Today’s distance: 257km

Posted by Jo vanEmmerik 23:43 Archived in Australia

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