Saturday, May 17, 2014

Goulburn Pit Stop

It is the NSW Flood Conference and we are on our way to Deniliquin.  We have decided to leave early and spend a few nights in Tumut on our way there.  It is of course another chance for me to do a bit of photography and for us to enjoy the Snowy Mountains area during autumn. 

 We head out on a beautiful warm sunny day, and we are both looking forward to the break. 

We break for lunch in Goulburn.  It is Australia’s first inland city and one of its claims to fame is that it is home to the Big Merino, the world’s largest concrete sheep.  Settlement in the early 1800’s resulted in displacing the local Gandagara population and the accidental introduction of exotic diseases saw the population dwindle further.  

The city is strategically situated at the confluence of Wollondilly and Mulwaree Rivers and for centuries the aboriginal people lived off the fertile ground here.

It is a beautiful day and after hours of driving we decide to go for a wander before we sit down to lunch.  The burnt oranges and reds of the leaves add a wonderful feel to the streetscape.  I have fun experimenting both with the colourful landscape as I do with the fallen leaves before we eventually head back for lunch and then hit the road again.

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