After not taking the car to the dealer yesterday and having a lovely dinner with Michelle, Brooke, John and Sharon, we took off for Wonthaggi around 9:00am. A quick stop in Cooma for coffee let us stop just outside Cann River for a picnic lunch in the coastal rain forest. That was when the fellow who didn't buy our car a week ago rang and said he still wanted it. He might have wanted it, but he didn't make it worth our while turning around and coming back to Canberra.
Driving from Cann River was a lesson in post fire regeneration. I can't remember when the last fire went through there, but the trees were all tall poles of charcoal, dressed in green foliage.
I couldn't resist stopping at Stratford on the Avon River and buying some local wine and cheese for later this evening. Last time we came through we had lunch in this beautiful wine garden.
South Gippsland is so very, very verdant. There are so many different greens to be seen - gum trees, ferns, you name it. The rolling hills around Leongatha and Korrumburra were beautiful to behold.
|On the road to Leongatha|
|The rolling hills|