Canberra Travel Blog› entry 3 of 19 › view all entries
Left Mount Macedon nice and early for Canberra, towing our trailer which we're lending to Melissa's sister and her family - we're sure they'll find it very useful! Listened to Day One of the first Ashes Test most of the way on ABC Grandstad - most enjoyable when Australia is doing so well! Just realised we'll be arriving in Brisbane on Day 5 so should be big celebration.
The drive to Canberra is basically straight up the Hume Highway with a coffee break every couple of hours. We stopped at the Lake Mokoan picnic area - the drought has really affected this once plentiful water area. No more speed boats, but plenty of flies.
Arrived in Canberra about 5pm to a great reception from Melissa's sister and our little niece, Sarah (her dad got home a bit later). Didn't stop at Gundagai this trip so no photos of the Dog on the Tuckerbox. Sarah (3 yo) did a great job of "looking after us" when her parents had to go out for a couple of hours!
Went down to Lake Burley Griffin for a picnic lunch, from where you can get a great view across the lake to Parliament House, the High Court, Questacon (science centre), the National Library and National Gallery. Had a quick look at the Gallery, but we were only there a month ago so not much has changed. The "Egyptian Treasures of the Louvre" travelling exhibition has just started but we didn't pay the $20 to go in because we figure we've probably seen most of them in the Louvre!! Staying in tonight to have a good Aussie BBQ on this beautiful balmy evening, then heading off tomorrow morning for our next stop.