09.02.2013 27 °C
The drive from Canberra to Lake Hume was uneventful and the new (used) Navara performed faultlessly. And yes, we did trade the old one in Canberra, it was passed it's use by date.
Lake Hume is a disappointment on two points. The water level is quite low so our lakeside site is in fact a dust-bowl site. Having looked forward to a quiet, relaxing stay, yesterday, after having our row of sites to ourselves, the hoards arrived. Apparently there is a basketball tournament there so all the happy campers with their camper trailers and tents from the region stayed there.
This morning, after a noisy night, we decided to "get out of town" so we are, right now,in a motel in Jindabyne. We will go back on Monday in time to pack up and leave on Tuesday morning.
Apart from a couple of short stretches of the Hume Highway, I found it quite good, particularly after some of the ghastly roads we've been on. Albury/Wadonga I think is a dog's breakfast. Having the highway bisect the towns has spoilt it I think. Over the top or a bypass woud have been a far better option but I guess it cost too much.
The drive to Jindabyne has been breathtaking. For someone who enjoys driving it is fantastic. A combination of open road, steep, winding, and tight. The views are awesome.