Day 25

25th Wednesday
The weather is going to be bad on the west coast and not so bad on the east coast so we have decided to go east, leave tomorrow. Get the camper re packed and defrost the freezer, all packed up and will watch the weather tonight as it changes so fast, just like NZ. Well yes the weather has turned bad all over so will sit it out and see. No photos.
26th Thursday
Weather still looking bad for anywhere, so kids have said stay and do day trips as long as you need. We went for a drive along the Midland Hway down to Campbell Town, well what a fantastic place, and free camping. The town is very full of history, there are bricks all along the street both sides for the convicts, their crime, their punishment and what boat they were shipped out on, had a bite to eat and a hot drink its very cold. The bridge here is beautiful. From here we carried onto Ross, another quaint town full of history, the bridge here is well known as well. Decided we still had time to go to Oatlands, well thats just really beautiful, free camping as well, big windmill, didnt muck around for to long as it was getting bitterly cold. Carried onto to Mowbray, Aspley, Bothwell and up over the Lakes Hway, had lunch half way up where it was a bit sheltered. The air has ice in it, its snowing somewhere. Got to a place called Steppes, well cant explane how I felt, but we stopped and took a look around, it is dedicated to this family so we will go back and have a good look, its a big reserve. Then up and over the alpine range, we got sleet at Flintstone and it was landing on the window. carried on home thru Longford, fuelled up, got home at 6.15pm I got tea done for when Katie came home.
Camping at Campbell Town  Black Burn Park, Campbell Town, 48 hours camping, give back to the town where you can.DSCF4574  Ducks and geese come running over to you when you walk to the river edge.The Red Bridge, Campbell Town The Red Bridge, Campbell TownCampbell Town Camping,  Campbell Town Beautiful wood carvings at the The Red Bridge, Campbell Town  Carvings at The Red bridge. These were beautifully carved, but lighting was in the wrong place.Bridge at Ross  Ross Bridge, another gorgeous town.Oatlands Camping, free for a week, no facilities but on edge of town, RV friendly town  Oatlands campingWindmill in Oatlands  OatlandsDSCF4545 DSCF4548 DSCF4557 Ross Bridge  RossDSCF4636 Streets of Ross#2 Little Cottage in Ross DSCF4617 Streets of Ross DSCF4688 Camping at Oatlands Oatlands  Oatlands. Lots to see and do in the area.Oatlands Camping#2 Down by the lower section for 3 days camping,  Oatlands  Lower area for camping, OatlandsMowbray Pub Old pub at jnc Melton/MowberryDSCF4723 coming out of steppies scultpures  Highland driving, so lovely all the different Alpine type foliage.Up on the Highlands Hway  The name here means a lot to me as my father was known as Steppe, this is a big reserve and we didnt go into the sculptures it was so boggy.DSCF4715 Up on top of one of the ranges by Bothwell sign at Mowbray heading to Bothwell.