25.03.2013 24 °C
After another few days in Gisborne, with some good friends, we hit the road again and headed to Swan Hill.
The drive up through Heathcote and Bendigo, (hate towing a van through Bendigo), and when we hit the open road the winds began. The winds combined with the draught from B-Doubles played havoc with my towing mirror and eventually ripped it clean off.
Last night we had some showers and today more winds and a doozy of a dust storm.
After having a fruitless search for craft shops (for her) we headed to Lake Broga to visit the Catalina Museum. Lake Broga was the site of the Catalina repair and maintenance depot during WW2, servicing RAAF, Qantas, and USAF flying boats. It's a great facility with not only a restored Catalina and related items, but a restored underground communications bunker.
When we left there, the dust storm was in full swing. It reminded me of the Kalgoorlie Goldfields.
We intended visiting the Pioneer Village and maybe a river cruise but the cost was exorbitant. Having visited other similar facilities we decided it silly to spend close to $100 in the off chance we see something not seen before.