Friday, 26 January 2018

A happy weekend away with my Husband and brother....

Wow... Spur of the moment hubby and I decided we needed some time for us. So, I get some time off work, pack a bag, make a few phone calls, jump on the bike and we are off.
We leave home at 7am & 30+ deg.. head for Wagga Wagga. Stop for lunch and a cold beer. Hours of riding in 40 deg heat. It's now 38 at 2pm.
And the best part was meeting my brother and catching up for the next few days together. Just to be out in the open air, on the bike, with my husband and brother. What is better than that.
Another hours ride we stop at Tumut, NSW.. 661kms today.
A bed, Thai dinner, a beer and a good sleep.
The rain set in for the night but slows for the day. 

Over the mountains and through Mt. Kosciusko National Park.
Mt Kosciusko National Park.
We stop at an emergency hut for a break.

Then off to my friends house.. Di, you are wonderful.
Merrimbula. NSW... East coast of Australia..
Total now is 1005kms.
Look at the view..

What about a walk along the beach..

Out for dinner, a good sleep, then head off again..
Oh no it's raining..
Visit the inlaws and dry off.
Then a long ride to the bottom of Victoria and head for Portsea.
The ferry is here.

Relax... leaving Portsea...

Heading for Queescliff.

Total trip now.

After a good nights sleep we head off home.. and a little bit of shopping on the way.

I have finally found the way to Brim..
Seeing these silos painted in person is amazing.
We will be coming back here for a closer look.
They aren't that far from home.

 Aren't these paintings amazing..

Total for our 4 days was 2328kms.
So glad to get into our shower and bed...
Work tomorrow.

It will be a little while before I'm ready to head off on the bike again...


Mari said...

Sounds like a fun vacation! I'm not sure I would last that long on a bike, though. Glad you had such a great time!

Ellen said...

What a great adventure Jo! Love those paintings - they truly are amazing!

Helen said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful break. Love the paintings thanks for sharing.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow what a trip! Fantastic! Loved seeing those silos...they are amazing!

Vireya said...

What a great weekend!

Maria said...

That's a long ride and you managed to catch up with different folk and see lots of fabulous places ..
Hmm I couldn't sit on the back of a bike for that far, rather the car and caravan...must be getting old...😁
Amazing painted silos....

kiwikid said...

What a fantastic trip you had,seeing so many different places. Love the silos at Brim, I hope to visit them one day.

dq said...

Oh Jo, what a wonderful trip. My husband Nad I got a bike and we haven't used it much yet. It makes me anxious to do so. I loved your pictures and hearing about your stops. Those silos are so amazing. I don't know a lot about Australia so I hadn't heard of them. The ocean is also so beautiful. There is not much water where I live here on the desert.

Daffycat said...

What an awesome trip, and you managed to squeeze a lot into four days. I think the best beer I ever had was after a hot day riding!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow that sure is a lot of kms and scenes in a short space of time.........

Linda said...

What a great distance you covered in four days. Motor bikes frighten me so I have never been on one . Glad you enjoyed your impromptu trip. Good for you both.