Friday, March 30, 2007

A walk around Yarrawonga

Hi everyone, too nice a day to stay indoors today not a cloud in the sky
and not too hot ,so camera in hand off down the main street then along the lake to take a few photo's , then back home did a bit gardening (will be in a later blog).Watched a little football boohoo Merle and Vals team beat mine.
So heres a few Photo's of my home town.

Yarrawonga Shire offices

War memorial in centre of town

The main street see the shire hall down the street
Cutoms houseYarrawonga
Customs Occupied this Building 1892-1910
Which is situated on the side of the traffic Bridge between Yarrawonga Victoria.
and Mulwala New south Wales
below is the sign on side of building.

Traffic bridge
Traffic bridge looking from custom house
Another view of traffic bridge
Yarrawonga Weir
Yachting and Skiing on the lake

skiers on the Lake One of the very few places that has water in there Lake when many places have dried up

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26 Comments:

Blogger Susie said...

Thanks for the peek at your town. Loved seeing the horsedrawn carriage.
I've never heard the term "shire"..
What does that mean?
:)

April 02, 2007 4:42 am  
Blogger RUTH said...

Really enjoyed this. What does Yarrawonga mean?

April 02, 2007 6:26 am  
Blogger JunieRose said...

Interesting photos! I enjoyed seeing these.

Junie

April 02, 2007 10:01 am  
Blogger Val said...

Thanks for the walk around Yarrawonga. I haven't been there in a while, and have been thinking that one day I'll make that a train journey destination. I love the sign on the customs house.

April 02, 2007 2:01 pm  
Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate..
You certainly done justice to the town.
Great photos they look good.
See you soon xx

April 02, 2007 2:16 pm  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi,

You have a very beautiful town or shire.

I especially loved the pics of the lake.

Janice~

April 02, 2007 3:00 pm  
Blogger Meow said...

Oooooh, I have always loved Yarrawonga, but it has been so long since I have been there. Sure is look like I've gotta do a camping trip up there very soon.
Do you have the Slim Dusty song "I'm Going Back Again To Yarrawonga" ?? I love it, and used it with a photo video I put together from our last camping trip to Dead River Beach, between Yarrawonga and Cobram, in June 2005. I can send you a copy by email, if you don't have it, and want it !!!

Take care, Meow

April 02, 2007 4:40 pm  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, great shots of Yarra.

April 02, 2007 10:50 pm  
Blogger CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I loved the pictures of your home town. I wish I could visit sometimes but there again, I would have to fly.

I really came by to check to see if all was well with you. I heard there was a sunami. I hope it wasn't near you all. connie from Texas.

April 02, 2007 10:56 pm  
Blogger Sonia said...

Great photos! I like so much the "Customs house Yarrawonga".

And thank you for your compliment about my photos. (Did you see my new blog in Portuguese? Just click on the Brazilian Flag to see it)

April 03, 2007 12:34 am  
Blogger Margaret said...

Thanks for that lovely scenic tour. I know I have been there years ago when I was still a Mexican. Cheers and hugs Margaret

April 03, 2007 1:02 am  
Blogger Vic Grace said...

Thanks for popping by and I am glad the post about women's heart attacks was helpful. Glad you pulled through yours.

I am envious of your lovely weather right now although I suppose you are into Autumn now as we are in Spring, but you wouldn't know it. We still have about 12ft of snow and the temperature is meant to dip to -25C overnight. Do pop by again and bring your sunshine. I liked the pictures of your town.

April 03, 2007 10:38 am  
Blogger rusty in miami said...

Looks like a great town to live in

April 03, 2007 11:08 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Those are nice pictures of you town. Thanks, Jan.
I did some catching up on your blog tonight, you have been writing steadily haven't you. I always liked the curtain rod joke.
..
Does Cazz plan to write some more? She was a good helper.
..

April 03, 2007 2:46 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

beee-uuuu-tttt-iii-fulll pictures.
But you must forgive me while I get my maracas and dance around the room singing "yarra yarra wonga... yarra yarra wonga."

I LOVE that name. And then for it to be the Shire of Yarrawonga.. that makes it even more fun.

You live there.. and take it for granted.
You would do the same if you knew the name of my town.
You would grab yours and play back up ... honest you would.

April 03, 2007 4:07 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ Geat photos of Yarrawonga
It is a very pretty town. Did you take all those photos? Thanks for your visits, I haven't been able to get blogger to let me comment until
now. It was scary on Sunday morning
for all of us. They have all been in my home before, but not in the B'room.(looking for dead bodies)
I hope you have a lovely Easter with your family. Take care, Love, Merle.

April 04, 2007 12:06 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of your town. I enjoyed looking at the interesting photos. It looks like a very nice place to live in.

Take care and advance Happy Easter!

April 04, 2007 1:56 am  
Blogger Sorlil said...

lovely pictures, looks like a great place and what a blue sky!

April 04, 2007 7:53 am  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Thanks for the tour.....I love the walking bridge around the water...

April 04, 2007 9:27 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

How nice to look at these pictures and so interesting ! This old plaque of the "Colony of New South Wales" intriguates me, where there several "States" in Australia ? I always thought it was one unic colony of Great Britain.
Internet is something phantastic, I remember my friend who's son (17) went to Australia in 1972 and there was not even a telephone connection from Belgium ! He disappeared completely and even the Belgian Embassy couldn't do anything. I remember how worried she was. After 2 years of research finally they found a trace of him but then he had disappeared somewhere. Years later she learned that he lived in a Hippie community. It was so very difficult to get in contact with Australia it seemed to be farer then the moon ! and now I am sitting here and can tell you something so important as "it rains outside" and you will know that in a minute ! Isn't that great ?

April 04, 2007 12:00 pm  
Blogger Carolanne said...

I haven't been to Yarrawonga in years. It's looking good. Perhaps we should take our son for a couple days visit next week - if we have time.

April 04, 2007 1:03 pm  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Thank you for pictures around your home town. I like doing this. I'm doing it in my other blog... http://photoscitymine.blogspot.com/. And now that the weather is being better, I hope to do more of it.

What beautiful weather it looks as if you are having. Oh how lovely! Gray and raining here, today.

Mari-Nanci

April 05, 2007 6:36 am  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Wow!
Thank you for sharing your home town of Yarrawonga with us.
It is beautiful!
We still have snow :(
Huggles and Love,
Raggedy

April 05, 2007 7:26 pm  
Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful country....love the small town atmosphere the photos say to me!!! Quaint.

Thanks for sharing!!!

April 06, 2007 6:59 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Like so many others commenting here, I too haven't been to Yarrawonga for many years, and you have whetted my appetite for a trip up there! You may have a bunch of bloggers on your doorstep one day!! Couldn't get over all the water in the lake - that couldn't possibly be your water supply reservoir...could it?

April 07, 2007 1:37 am  
Blogger Donna said...

Hi mum, where did the horse and cart come from. I live in Yarrawonga and have never seen it. Your car looks good though (in the same shot)

Cheers
Donna.

April 10, 2007 5:49 pm  

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