Well we escaped Wednesday a bit later than we expected but none the less we are on the road. Today was a short leg Bendigo to Swan Hill for 3 nights then we aren’t sure. We are proposing to do the silo trail but the plan isn’t finalised or even well defined – not that it has to be. Its bloody cold looks like it will be below zero for the next few nights. The trip up was uneventful with not much traffic and we were able to sit on 95 with ease. I think we have done the second battery in the ute which I picked up as we got into Swan Hill. It was lucky as it is running the freezer in the car. So that will dint the budget but can’t complain it’s probably 5 years old and has had a rough life.

Swan Hill is not my favourite place but we have a great site right on the river. Tomorrow night I might venture out after dark and have a bit of a play with the light sphere and a few long exposures. There is a bit of light pollution but can’t really get a way from that around here.

We will head off from here Friday to somewhere, possible Lascelles or Hopetoun – ahh the decisions we have to make.

Well as I said our plans are fluid, we have decided to stay in Swan Hill till Tuesday now as I have a meeting to sort out a few personal things but on the plus side we have retained our camp site for the extra days. Our first couple of days have been pretty much doing nothing. A few walks into town, coffee with Di and not much else. We are hoping to do a few of the silos tomorrow after breakfast at Spoons on the river to take a run up through Sea lake to Patchewollock then back own to Lascelles then back to Swan Hill.

Well we managed to get away after a great breakfast at Spoons on the Murray and did a 350k run through Sea Lake up to Patchewollock, south to Hopetoun then out to Lascelles then back to Swan Hill. We have seen the Patchy and Lascelles silos before but the Sea Lake ones are new – about 6 months old. There seems to be new ones popping up all the time.

Tomorrow is a quiet one might drop a line and we are going to the art gallery to have a look at an exhibition. There is a good chance of some mist around early morning so I might have to rise a bit earlier and try for some photo time.

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