Blogs from Sale, Victoria, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale March 31st 2015

Saturday 28th March 2015 What a special day! Started off with John’s weekend breakfast of bacon, silver beet and poached egg on toast, then off in the new van on our 16th wedding anniversary. Can’t get much better than that! We traveled rather sedately, the roads were wet from the light drizzle we were experiencing and Rags was very aware that he had a new van in tow. Normally he watches his rear view and gets a little stressed when someone sits on his tail. We now have a rear view camera displaying what is behind us and Rags was quite content to let them pass us when they could. Lang Lang was our first stop, this little town only about 50kms from Somerville. We walked up and down the main street of this well ... read more
Willow Park - first stop
Mist over the Snowy River early morning
Boardwalk at the Sale Common walk trail.

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale November 23rd 2014

Our two weeks in Sale were most enjoyable. We had fun exploring the town area and around Lake Guyatt, Lake Guthridge and Botanic Gardens on our bikes, enjoying beautiful Springtime sunshine. We drove around the surrounding countryside attempting to learn some local history and score some more geocaching points – unfortunately gale–force winds made these activities very unpleasant. During our 2 weeks in Sale we experienced all kinds of weather. The Port of Sale is the western entrance to the Gippsland Lakes – the gateway to over 400 square kilometres of Victoria’s largest inland waterway. Early paddle steamers plied the 63 nautical miles through the waters of the Gippsland Lakes with regional produce bound for markets in Melbourne and beyond. The Port of Sale is located at the northern end of a man-made canal, completed in ... read more
Wendy takes in the scenery.
The Swing Bridge is opened up several times a week as a tourist attraction.
The Swing Bridge in operation.

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale March 22nd 2014

Hi blog followers. We are now at Sale, Victoria and spent yesterday exploring around Sale. First up we headed for Maffra (just North) and were lucky enough to have the Vintage car show and museum open on the day. It was great to see the history of cars from the very beginning to modern day. It was a bonus to see Peter Brocks cars from his early days. See Photos. From there we did the triangle from Sale to Paradise Beach/Golden Beach (on the 90 Mile Beach) to Seaspray and then back to Sale. It was great to see a storm building over the beach and get some photos. On the way back to Sale we stopped off at the historic swing bridge which is Australia's oldest and largest swing bridge still in operation. Today we ... read more
Sale Swing Bridge
Walhalla Cemetry
Walhalla Long Tunnel Gold Mine

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale February 18th 2014

We have now started our month trip along the East coast up to Sydney and Canberra. We were rather later than we meant to be leaving on Tuesday because I was still clearing up for Brent and Felicity and packing my clothes. We left around 3pm and only went as far as Sale, where we arrived at 7.45pm. We spent the night in the Showgrounds Caravan Park ($21). I was exhausted so we had Subway for dinner (but only ate half each – we saved the rest for lunch tomorrow). On the way we passed road signs saying “80 – smoke on road” near Morwell and the power stations. There was a lot of burnt bush all around us and the smoke was quite thick. We found out later it was coming from the old Hazelwood ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale April 6th 2013

Day 1607 6 April 2013. Saturday morning brings a slightly warmer morning than some we have experienced recently although still a little on the cool side it was much easier to get out of bed to start the day. Oh yes, it’s my birthday today! I nearly forgot, but Andy was not going to forget, he was keen to take me out for a meal which meant of course we needed to be in civilisation to do so. We had options, do we stay in Omeo? Or do we move on to the next town today? It was a small conundrum, but there was another plan in the making that we were considering for our time constraints and that meant head south to Inverloch, why Inverloch? Well for our regular readers or perhaps I should say ... read more
Flat Tyre
Eagle Rock

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale October 31st 2012

Photos from Mallacoota and Stratford... read more
Betka Beach
Betka Beach (2)
Betka Beach (3)

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale September 16th 2012

Endlich sind wir in einem Motel in Sale angekommen . Doppelzimmer, Bett mit weissen Laken!!! und Frúhstúck soviel Kultu kónnen wir gar nicht mehr um! Jetzt aber erst einmal vom Anfang.... Um 8 Uhr sind wir in Lorne gestartet. Babsi ist gefahren, weil mir auf den schlángel Strassen schlecht wird. Auf dem Princess Blv. an Melbourne vorbei und immer lang bis nach Sale. Kaum haben wir den ersten Fahrerwechsel gemacht schlummerte Babsi auch schon auf ihrem Beifahrersitz. Mit der Zeit wechselte der Blv. in eine normale Schnellstrasse um, welche uns durch Kleinstádte fúhrte. Betty fing an Theater zu machen... wenn man die Kupplung in den unteren Gángen durchtritt...z.B. um an einer Ampel oder Kreisel zu halten, geht die Schleuder immer aus. Fazit der Geschichte: ich fahre in den Kreisverkehr rein, trete die Kupplung durch und ... read more
betty ist durchgehurt
wenn nichts mehr geht hilft nur eins...prost

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Sale February 19th 2012

It’s been three weeks today since we left our Melbourne pad.How time flies! On the way to Sale in Gippsland, we stopped at quaint Port Albert for lunch and a walk. This surprisingly popular little place comprises a pub/hotel, a fish & chip shop, a small harbour and handful of houses. A number of people were fishing off the jetties and we were lucky enough to see a very large stingray. Our camping spot in Sale was actually the town’s showground. When it’s not in use, it becomes a cheap caravan park – and we had use of the awesome showground café kitchen. Sale itself is a rural little town and we will remember it for its extremely unpredictable weather. Within 36 hours of our arrival, we had experienced a heatwave, thunder, pouring rain and clear ... read more

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