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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Snowy Mountains

THURSDAY 25th MAY 2017

Bega Valley

View from lookout

Obligatory selfie

High Country

Cooma Courthouse

Man From Snowy River

Mosaics in Cooma

Memorial to Cooma soldier who earnt a Military Medal with 3 Bars during WW1
We had a cool and very clear start to the day and it wasn’t long before we discovered that people still suddenly want to become friends once we start to hitch up.  Half an hour later, we were finally on the road heading inland towards Cooma and Canberra.  The drive through the Bega valley was beautiful, with its hills and green farmlands, although very little livestock to be seen.  It was shortly after this that we had a very steep 10 km climb up the mountain range and I think the Pajero was quite glad when we stopped at a lookout near the top!  Once in the high country with views across to the snow, the road levelled out somewhat for the drive into Cooma.

We found the designated caravan parking area in the town, which meant we were able to have a good walk around and look at the old buildings and the sculptures, as well as a series of mosaics depicting life in the Snowy Mountains.  As we pulled out of our parking spot, we realised we had been parked outside the Cooma Correctional Services establishment – a very old stone building with very modern razor wire around the walls.  We continued north to Canberra and TomTom Doris took us straight to the Showgrounds and the caravan park.

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