P365 – Day 254 – travel-log day 1 (11/09/2011)

Today’s schedule:

Get up at 4.00 am for a 6.00 am flight to Canberra via Melbourne. Pick up hire car. Drive to Adaminaby via Cooma.

The map

Slabs and I gave Juniordwarf his own little trolley case as an advance birthday present yesterday, so he could have his things in his own bag. His choice of items to take was, um, interesting.

Hobart Airport

Sunrise above the clouds over Tasmania

The 4.00 am wake-up call was too much for some of us.

Melbourne to Canberra

We made a ‘surprise house call’ on Juniordwarf’s Aunt before hitting the Monaro Highway to Cooma.

Monaro Highway

We stopped in Cooma for lunch and for Juniordwarf to play in the playground.

Cooma murals and flag avenue

The Man from Snowy River

After lunch it was time for the last leg of today’s trip. The weather got worse and worse as we headed along the Snowy Mountains Highway to Adaminaby. Weather forecasts of possible snow at high altitudes, and thoughts of having to turn back to Canberra the next day were in the back of our minds.

Snowy Mountains Highway

We made it to Adaminaby, and took Juniordwarf to see the town’s biggest attraction – the Big Trout.

After a rest in our room and a visit to the motel’s games room, it was time for dinner at the Snow Goose, and a real sign that we were in NSW – schooners of beer!

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