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24 nomads have just returned from a very enjoyable and informative 8 day trip to Yarram (see report below written by Jenny Burridge).  Our next trip, to Hall’s Gap, is now being planned for September to coincide with the wildflower display.  Details will be advised in the next Newsletter.

 

Yarram, a lush farming land, a hub of attractions and a great base for our week of activities.  

Friday, the first day of settling in, met at the bakery for morning tea and spent rest of day around Yarram, visiting the small market, purchasing fresh goodies and visiting the art gallery.  The men enjoyed a game of golf with lots of fun and laughter.  

Saturday, visited the Tarra Bulga National Park located in the Strezlecki Ranges, enjoying a picnic lunch then tracking through the beautiful gullies of tree ferns and giant Mountain Ash trees.  At Cyathea Falls, cameras were needed to capture the flowing water and the iconic suspension bridge.  

Sunday, a visit to Maritime Museum at Port Albert.   With so much history on display, it was well worth the experience.  Lunched on fish ‘n chips on the wharf.  

Monday, visited the John Brady Wood Sculpture Gallery.  John’s amazing skill transformed trees into inspiring sculptures. Visited the Military Museum in Sale and took in its aviation history.   

Tuesday, an early start for those venturing out by boat to view the rugged coastline of Wilsons Prom.  Granite mountains, sheltered coves, Prom lighthouse, seal colonies were viewed with amazement.  Those, not on the cruise visited Greenway rotary dairy.  

Wednesday, windfarm at Toora was interesting and a visit to Agnes Falls provided photographic beauty.  Friends of the Falls provided morning tea and a brief history of the area. In the afternoon, there was a guided tour and commentary on the restoration of the Yarram Regent Theatre. 

A wonderful week, packed with activities, “happy hours” and friendship.  A big thankyou to Kevin and Kerrie                               

 

     

 

     

OUR TRIP TO NAGAMBIE - 2019

What a great bunch of “Nomads” at Nagambie, and what happens at Nomads stays in Nomads!!

Games of Bouche and sight seeing around town. A trip to Noorilim Estate was very interesting and great weather.

Certain people, who will remain nameless, had a sight seeing trip getting there.  Then to Kirwan’s Bridge and the Goulburn Weir, where a diver was patching up leakage in the spillway.

The railway Museum in Seymour proved interesting, where again “certain people” who also remain nameless, eventually found it. 

We then visited the Vietnam Wall.  This is a stunning memorial to all our service men and women who went to Vietnam.  Well worth a visit to Seymour just to see this memorial.

Puckapunyal bought back memories for some people and was great to see the variety of Army Tanks. 

The River cruise to the Wineries was awesome and great fun and “al dente” lunch on the   picturesque Goulburn River proved a winner.

The Big Egg and Bacon Breakfast – what a meal and thanks to the cooking guys.

Then Whroo!!  A ghost mining area and again some – who also remain nameless, eventually found their way.

We then bombarded the local Bakery in Rushworth for lunch and I think they thought they had won “Tatts”.

Last day – the Maze and Mini Golf proved popular and fun.  Even a hole in one achieved!!

Each night Trivia at Happy Hour on Aussie icons to “test our brains” left Kevin a bit bewildered with our lack of knowledge.

One evening we had “Sergeant at Arms” to raise money for 12 week old Harley who has a facial growth and is having Chemo once a week at a cost of $2,816. 00 per treatment.  We raised $366. 00 Great effort.

Once again thank you to Kevin and Kerrie, Colin and Marianne for their organisation and hope that Kevin can cope with us again.

 

Roma Warne