Lake Hume, Albury NSW

So we spent two weeks at Lake Hume near Albury-Wodonga NSW.  We arrived on the Sunday after a short drive from beautiful Bright, got set up and then headed back over the border to Victoria.  Heading ver the Bethanga Bridge to a small town called @bellbridge ( more on the bridge later) visiting a friend(Sarah M). Champagne was popped and ginger beer (not together) and we settled down and watched a spectacular sunset in a beautiful home.  A perfect way to start our time here. 

The next day through the rain and a spectacular storm we discovered we had no 240 power. We reported it to the park, they came down and tested, turned out problem wasn’t their power it was our new van🤷🏻‍♀️.

We called a few places who all mentioned the trip switch which we had already tried.  No caravan repair place could send someone out or were booked out until June😒. We called Jayco head office who came to the rescue and said call an electrician out and they will reimburse us.  We called Rohan @johnbelectrics who came out on Wednesday afternoon and fixed the faulty RCD switch which had been terribly put together.  Thankfully it happened early in to the trip and not in the middle of nowhere.

On Thursday we had planned to head to Albury for supplies ( mostly wine 🍷) and were meeting up with Sarah and her family at a great wee country pub @bethangahotel.  We left Max in the van and with darkness having fallen we headed along the windy roads which were a challenge at times but arrived to see a great roaring fire. The food and company were lovely and lots of laughs were had.  We returned to the van where Max had certainly missed us.

The next few days we enjoyed lots of walks to the lake and the dam.  Max loves the lake especially when it gets too deep and Steve has to go get the frisbee. We headed for a walk over the rocks towards the bridge I think Max just swam the whole way and also managed to find 2 🎾 so ball count begins. 

Back to the van we decide to have a quick swim in the pool. Steve jumped in first could hardly breathe when he surfaced, now with Steve being prone to exaggeration I thought it would be 👌 OMG so so cold 🥶 just about managed to swim to the stairs quickly jumped out, headed for a hot shower and then an early shout for FOCC ( @somewhereintheworlditsfiveoclock).

The Cats were playing Richmond so we setup the TV outside and watched the game with a nice bottle of red. And an equally nice result.

Pretty relaxed time after that although we did have a visit to Kinross where we had a great pizza lunch at the Woolshed pub complete with Max in tow.  The pizza was so big we only managed to eat half but got the rest to go which was scoffed later for tea.  Recommend the cider at this place in addition to the cool country vibe.

We went for a drive on Sunday and visited the Sunday market in Albury which was at the bottom level of the car park.  It was worth the visit but we only bought some treats for Max.  It was then back over the Bethanga Bridge.  We do like to look for a Scottish connection when we go places and were not disappointed. Seemingly the Bridge was originally a Swing Bridge at Leith Docks in Edinburgh which was dismantled and brought over to Australia and looks great in its current position.  We head to the Kurrajong Lookout which provided amazing views over the lake.  We decide to finish off with another visit to the Bethanga Hotel Max in tow where we sit outside enjoying a roaring fire 🔥 and treated ourselves to lunch.

One of the times we took Max to the beach, I threw the frisbee which sailed out further than normal which Max decided he was not swimming out to get it. That left one choice me or Karen. As I say one choice, “me”. Lucky I was wearing shorts I thought as I waded in to the lake which was quite similar to the pool but not quite as cold. As I continued to wade out the water level increased and was getting to the more uncomfortable parts of me and that’s when it happened. As I stretched out to grab the prized frisbee I slipped took a step to far and suddenly I am waist deep in water and Karen is just about falling over with laughter at my expense. I waddle out of the lake and squelch my way to the van grab a towel and it’s off for a hot shower.

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