The Probus Club of Narrabri left early on Sunday, September 15 for the Great Ocean Road with members, partners and friends on board.
We had stops at Gilgandra for morning tea and Parkes for lunch.
Heading for Narrandera our scheduled stop for the night, we detoured to see the painted silo at Weetahalle.
After a massive feed and lots of chatter we called it a night.
Before heading out we stopped to see the town’s painted water tower with its koala, lizard and much more, which was the right thing to do.
Off to Deniliquin, another painted water tower and some morning tea.
Then it was off to Boort and the Spanner Sculpture Gardens, where we spent an enjoyable time for lunch and meandering through the sculptures made by the very talented John, who is confined to a wheelchair.
The wheels of the bus kept turning and many kilometres were travelled when we finally arrived in Warrnambool Victoria, which was our base for the next couple of days.
After a hearty breakfast, we boarded the bus for our anticipated tour of the Great Ocean Road.
Luckily, we were blessed with good weather, a little chilly but a beautiful clear sky.
It was well worth the long drive to see the remaining stacks of the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, the Bay of Islands plus many more beautiful spots.
Wednesday saw us touring in a westerly direction, firstly to the butter/cheese factory and museum and then off to Port Fairy where we had time to explore at our leisure.
After an exhausting day we were all happy to arrive back at the motel for a rest and happy hour.
Thursday saw us awake very early to have breakfast and load the coach so we could be on the road by 7am.
It was a long drive with stops in Echuca for lunch and then Condoblin for the night.
After a good sleep we were off to see the Utes in the Paddock.
We tried to see the Animals on Bikes on the way to Dubbo, but they were elusive and difficult to catch on a camera.
It was an amazing trip with great friends, a big thank you to our bus driver Rob and to Kerrie for the wonderful adventure.