Young

Wednesday 2nd November, (Young).

We have changed our plans a little by going on to Young instead of Canowindra, pronounced Can-now-ndra, not Can-o-win-dra as we have been told. Young is about 250Km from Wellington where Canowindra was only about 120, so now we can go on to Albury from here and that will be the only other stop on our way to Melbourne, getting us there a week early.

As I mentioned in my travel report: We almost achieved everything we had to do at Wellington, apart from being there to see some friends. We did intend to see the Wellington Limestone caves and a lake close by, but I think we must be getting a little blasé about our travels and things we see because after looking at a brochure about the caves and seeing the same names given to the different shapes as those in other caves, we thought why bother, all these Limestone caves are beginning to look the same: Seen one seen them all attitude. The lake was only about 25% full so we also said why bother. Well after all we did mainly go to Wellington to see some friends. We did also get rained in for a few days.

We have been to Young before, when we travelled from Cowra to Cootamundra, and had a trip back from Coota to buy some cherrys. Now that we are staying here it does seem to be quite a nice town, although we can only stay for two days as the park is booked out. They did manage to fit us in by putting us on an overflow site. I dare say we will also be back this way again one day so we will give this town consideration next time, so for now this trip will be relaxation only.

Thursday 3rd November, (Young).

Just a piece of trivia: Young was formally known as Lambing Flats, and it was the first town in Australia, apart from capital cities, to have power connected to streets and houses.