How wonderful it was to have this rental car for a period of twelve days! What did we do with it? On the pick-up day, Tuesday 9th April, we travelled in it around locally. The following day we started our big trip through the outback of New South Wales and from there into the state of Victoria, where we first stayed at Mildura and then we travelled on to Melbourne.
On Wednesday, 10th April, we started before sunrise. We went up Macquarie Pass. Macquarie Pass is an 8 kilometre long section of the Illawarra Highway passing through Macquarie Pass National Park. It was opened in 1898. It is a very winding steep road through this beautiful National Park. Peter knows this section well for he travelled up and down this path every day when he worked at Robertson Station which is at the top of the escarpment. We went through Robertson on the way to Moss Vale. Moss Vale was our first stop. We had a lovely breakfast up there on that Wednesday morning.
There’s one picture of Moss Vale Station. The train from Sydney stops at Moss Vale on its way to Melbourne! We took a few pictures in the vicinity of the station. First of all we went to have some breakfast not far from the station where we stopped.
Inside the cafe where we had breakfast were some remarkable posters. The service was very friendly. The owner agreed to have his picture taken by me.
6 thoughts on “Our Rental Car”
Those look like the old phone boxes and pillar boxes in the UK – strange to see them so far away!
🙂 Everything that goes back to the earlier days looks very British here in Australia.
A fun and wonderful trip. Thanks for the inspiring quote as well. “If you want to be rich, be generous.” A giving heart is a happy heart.
I couldn’t agree more, IT.
I always like to stop at the little café at Moss Vale. The coffee is good and it has a nice, old-fashioned atmosphere.
🙂 I agree, Berlioz, It’s always nice to stop there for some coffee and a feed!