Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – 2015 – Week #8

Which Way to Canberra

These photos were taken seven years ago when we drove to Canberra to visit our friends Gillian & Bruce who were living there then. The quality of the photos is not great. I had just bought a second-hand Kodak Easyshare digital camera and had not even worked out how to turn of the date stamping so the photos have been edited a bit.
We caught the ferry from Devonport to Melbourne and then drove on the Hume Highway to Canberra. You can do that in a day but we preferred not to and broke our journey in Albury. Of course we detoured off the highway because it would have been a pity to have gone all that way and not seen any of the towns.

The states of Victoria and New South Wales are separated by the Murray River which forms the border. On the Victorian side of the river is Wodonga while Albury is on the NSW side. The two cities are usually referred to as Albury Wodonga. I like Albury which has a lot of handsome buildings but didn’t really have time to see anything much of Wodonga. I did however make a point of taking a picture of the bridge over the Murray where we crossed from one state to the other.

The Murray at Albury Wodonga, NSW/Vic border.
The Murray at Albury Wodonga, NSW/Vic border.

Chiltern is a charming looking little town in north east Victoria. We detoured off the highway on our return trip to get petrol and found this old style garage with pumps on the footpath.

Chiltern Victoria
Chiltern Victoria
Telegraph Hotel, Chiltern Victoria
Telegraph Hotel, Chiltern Victoria


Back in Melbourne waiting to board the Spirit of Tasmania to cross Bass Strait. Tasmanians like to say that Bass Strait is our highway. I think the last photo was taken on another trip, probably to Adelaide.

image Station Pier
Station Pier, Port Melbourne
image Spirit of Tasmania
Boarding the Spirit of Tasmania


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


    • It looks big but it’s nowhere near as big as the cruise liners we see in Hobart sometimes. Essentially Spirit of Tasmania is a car ferry, the trip from Devonport, Tas to Port Melbourne takes about 12 hours.


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