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.
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