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.
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.
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.