Last Sunday we had some lunch at Bulli Beach, where it was pretty windy and no sun. But there were quite a lot of people at the Ruby’s Cafe. Many people came in groups and had difficulty getting seats.
Between 9 and ten in the morning is usually a good time to sit outside for our morning cup of tea. We are always looking forward to this!
At the beginning of the month we travelled again to Benalla to visit our son. This time we took the train to Benalla. We arrived in Benalla on Sunday, the 4th of August. Our return journey was on Thursday, the 8th of August. We had a great time in Benalla. Twice Martin went with me to the Benalla Swimming Centre. Peter did not want to come with us even though we assured him that the water was well heated.
Every day Martin drove us to a different place. So we saw at Glenrowan a multi-million Dollar anamatronic show. It was Ned Kelly’s LAST STAND at the Glenrowan Tourist Centre. I took the following pictures:
Maybe you’d like to have a look at this:
“This mulitimillion dollar anamatronic show IS NOT A PICTURE THEATRE it is an interactive theatre production
Through the brilliance of animation and computerised robots, you will be transferred back in time, over 100 years, to witness the events that led up to the capture of the Kelly Gang.
Starting as hostages in the Hotel, and then onto gunfights – burning buildings – a decent hanging, and finishing in our magnificent painting gallery.
The show is educational, historically correct and entertaining.
The show runs for 40 minutes every half hour (separate rooms) from 10:00am to 4.30pm daily.
The Glenrowan Tourist Centre is fully air conditioned. The theatre can seat up to 50 people at any one time.”
“On 28 June 1880, Victorian Police captured bushranger Ned Kelly after a siege at the Glenrowan Inn. The other members of the Kelly Gang — Dan Kelly, Joseph Byrne and Steve Hart — were killed in the siege.The gang had been outlawed for the murders of three police officers at Stringybark Creek in 1878.
Ned Kelly was tried and executed in Melbourne in November 1880.
The Kelly Gang’s last stand has become an Australian folk legend, however views are divided about how it should be remembered. . . .”
After the show in Glenrowan Martin drove with us to Wangaretta where we had an excellent lunch in the Preview Cafe.
We also had coffee and some desert!
This was probably on Tuesday when we were here at the Tolmie Tavern, and true enough: Nothing did happen! And we had thought, we’d get some lunch there! Everything looked closed and deserted.
We ended up having lunch a bit further on. I think it may have taken us close to two hours before we actually did have some lunch and decent toilets! Before we arrived at that beautiful old Tatong Tavern we had a good look at the Stringybark Creek Historic Reserve:
So, at the Tatong Tavern we ended up having a splendid lunch. I asked for vegetarian and did get this beautiful meal: