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Day 11 – 18 February – Benalla to Young

A much more relaxed day today! We decided to have a further wander around to try and discover some more of the Benalla street art. We found a few impressive pieces, before we had breakfast.

Breakfast was in a café called The Press. I chose this because it came highly recommended amongst all the Benalla cafes. I assumed its name was because of the coffee, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was actually in an old building which also housed a printing press. Peter, of course, was absolutely fascinated, because it was basically a screen printery, using the methods he, himself, had used when he first set up his own business, over fifty years ago. He had a wonderful time with the owner/operator. Breakfast was great too!

Next stop after Benalla, was Glenrowan, where we had a wander through the external museum, admired the street art that was a ‘work in progress’ by Andrew Bourke aka Sirum an award-winning street artist. We chatted with him for a while before driving on to Wangaratta for morning tea. From there we continued our drive northwards, through Albury-Wodonga, back into New South Wales and on to Wagga Wagga. Most of this area we have traversed before. The final photo below is of the completed mural courtesy of the Ned Kelly Glenrowan Museum Facebook page

We stopped at Wagga for a late lunch/early afternoon tea in a bookshop/café called The Curious Rabbit. We were joined by Grant Luhrs, an old school friend of Peter’s. The bookshop was fascinating. It was also a writers’ hub. I would have loved to stop for longer there.

Driving further north, we passed through Junee, Peter’s birthplace, then through Cootamundra, finishing our journey for the day at Young. We were quite fascinated by the huge train container yard, something that is quite rare nowadays, with road transport much more usual.

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