On the way to Beechworth we stopped at a lovely, previously unvisited town of Bright. Oh what a delight!
Bright is situated in north east Victoria, on the edge of the Ovens Valley. We arrived here mid afternoon and took a couple of hours to explore the town and I simply knew that this little town, with a population of around 3,000 people will be on our list to be visited again. There was a lovely friendly, quirky feel to the town. They had a Christmas shop, open already in October! They also had a lovely Quilt shop and I simply had to buy a couple of pieces to bring home.
|A town shot of Bright|
|The Christmas Shop – despite being mid October!|
|Bright War Memorial|
The War Memorial was lovely, each side was commemorating town folk who had given their lives in whatever conflict was “supported”. I shall load these to Grave Encounters over the coming months.
We then drove onto, rather sadly I might add to Beechworth. We checked into a motel that my cousin and his wife had stayed at previously – highly recommended and I know we shall stay there again.
Again situated in the north east of Victoria with a population of around 3,000. Famous for being host to Ned Kelly who spent time at the Goal there and for it’s location and influx of inhabitants during the gold rush in the 1850s.
We stayed at this lovely motel. This is the view of our room from the patio to the small car park. It was lovely and green and those trees’s gave shelter to numerous birds who gave us a welcome good morning chorus!
We had had dinner at the pub next door and lucky just managed to get our order in before a coach of other tourists arrived. Our table was situated next to this lovely wall hanging, depicting the various scenes linked to Ned Kelly.
|Kelly Women Quilt made in 2006|
|Beechworth Post Office|
|Street scene at Beechworth|
|One of the many Ned Kelly replicas|