We took a drive around Gundagai the next morning. While the weather was better, we were still being buffeted by winds and it was rather cold, such a contrast to the previous morning when we were on the coast at sea level. There are some very old and historic buildings in Gundagai.
A look out point above the town gives fine views. Centre left you can see the freeway bypass of the town.
You can see the river is still in a state of minor flood.
It is probably a ford under the water. You can see it must flood often as this is a permanent barrier gate.
A old mill on the river.
Down at the old rail and road bridges.
Time to go. We stopped off for lunch in Holbrook. It too has been bypassed and was often thought to be a halfway stopping point between Melbourne and Sydney. It sold cheap fuel too and there was an old submarine attraction. I am not sure about the submarine, but the fuel is no longer cheap.
Saddlery or just Saddles. We had a nice lunch at the local bakery and filled the van with diesel, trying to balance between having enough and returning the van almost empty of fuel.
There are a couple of gay connections to Yak. One is a Paul Hogan movie called Strange Bedfellows, where two straight men pretend to be gay to receive financial benefit and the movie was set in Yak. I don't think it was a very good movie.
The movie did bring fame to the town.
The other connection is we have to Yak is a former Melbourne acquaintance who has a business there with his partner. They were instrumental in starting the local gay festival, Spring Migration, over a decade ago.
The shop has a lot of Buddha statues. Alas the shop was closed the day we were there so we did not catch up with Andy.
We stopped for a time in another nice larger town, Myrtleford. There were some lovely gardens. I hope the wisteria is not allowed to run rampant over the cedrella tree.
I was just aiming my camera when the home owner appeared with a handful of weeds, so it is not a great photo of an excellent garden.
A short distance on was our destination, Bright.