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Many rivers to cross

A coach load of members from the Combined Probus Club of Whittlesea set out on an adventure to visit a selection of the decorated grain silos in the wheatlands below the Murray River.


The first stop was at the Colbinabbin grain silo complex and then onto Rochester and Tongala where a lunch break was taken.

After an exhilarating first day the folks bed down for the night at Bright to wake next day to a bracing morning. The plan had been to take in the sunset atop Mt Hotham, but the weather forecaster brought it to a day trip and an evening enjoying a tremulous thunder storm. Two days of touring around towns close to Bright was quite relaxing with community evening meals and camaraderie.

The final run home was via the Eldorado dredge. This reflects a country that was once at the forefront of manufacturing and technology. Four more decorated silos at Tungamah, St James, Devenish and Goorambat, onto Benalla for lunch and a look at street-art, then to the poignant Vietnam Vets Memorial Wall at Seymour, before arriving home safe and well.

On the journey Club members crossed many rivers and learnt things that staying at home would never deliver.