Sunday, 1 June 2014

Gundagai, Tumut And Batlow on the way home.

We headed off about morning tea time it's a long drive and no one want to hit the peak hour traffic in Sydney.
This is the story of the dog on the tuckerbox  a quick comfort stop on the way home.



Very camera shy my son
needs a shave
Driving pictures
I think this it is so peaceful

This is Tumut railway station, no longer in use but it's a pretty little station.
I once caught the train down here many years ago, the beer fairy's brother was not long married and he was staying with his brother and his new wife and I came down for a weeks holiday we were only going out at this stage.
The trains were very small even then but they had hot boxes in them for your feet and a heater in the end of the seats, never come across this before or since, they were all steam trains and only ran once a day.

But that was a long time ago and the track is all filled in now.


We stopped off to get some apples from the orchard at Batlow




I liked the sign, never saw a soul so the honesty system must work.

A few more travelling pictures as you can see the weather is perfect again now we are going home.


22 comments:

  1. Apples straight from the orchard! You lucky duck you!
    I've eaten apples and peaches, apricots too, picked straight from the tree, they're so much nicer than what you get from the supermarkets.

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    1. They are mighty good, I'm having one a day don't want to see a doctor.
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  2. I love that sign - and I bet most people are totally honest.

    There is a book store in Ojai, CA that has bookshelves all along the outside of the building. People are supposed to toss the money into the box if they take something. It is been open far longer than I have been visiting so it must work.

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    1. I think most people are honest, too let's hope so.
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  3. Decent weather on the back is is better than none at all.
    Tree ripened fruit is wonderful!

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    1. Would you believe it, it's now raining in Sydney and very cold,I think we bought it back with us.
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  4. Hari OM
    Terrific travels... I just scanned in the photo of me standing by the doggie on his box. It's a great wee place that. Oh I miss the bush... YAM xx

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    1. It been twenty years since I been down The Hume, all towns are now bypassed, much faster but oh so boring so nice to stop and see the wee doggie on his tuckerbox.
      Merle.........

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  5. what a great trip lots of stories!!! Its always good to get home, your critters will be missing you!

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    1. Always good to be home, nothing like your own bed and yes we were missed by the little fellows, but they still had food in their bowls so our neighbour feed them lots.
      Merle.........

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  6. Batlow apples are DELICIOUS. Though they don't seem to grow my current favourite (Jazz apples).
    You were very close to my neck of the woods - and I hope your trip was as wonderful as it looks.

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    1. These apples are tiny red and very sweet not sure what they are, they had advertised pink ladies but these are different to the ones in the shops so I don't thing it was them.
      I had forgot how cold it was in your neck of the woods but it was nice and crisp as it is now in Sydney, winter has arrived.
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  7. I love that sign. I had no idea that they grew apples there...funny how we find things out.

    Jen

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    1. They are great apples but pretty sure most of the time what we buy in the supermarkets are cold storage ones.
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  8. You always have such amazing pictures. I remember reading the story about that dog somewhere along the way- xo Diana

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    1. Lots of stories about dogs in Australia but they don't do anything to unusual just dogs being dogs.
      Merle..........

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  9. Looks like a nice trip! I especially love the pic of the horses.

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    1. I like that picture too.
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  10. Just stunning on the road pictures pal! And I like that you were able to revisit that old railway station...I am sure it brought back many memories! Nothing like the honesty system as well! I love that!!! Have fun friend! Nicole xoxo

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    1. It was a bit of a trip down memory lane.
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  11. Looks like you had a great little vacation!! Nothing better than fresh apples. Hope you picked enough for a good apple cobbler!!

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    1. We got lots and some jam, vinegar and honey, they did well out of us
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Relaxing in the garden.

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