I made my way this afternoon to Kyabram for a sad occasion – my grandfather passed away last week. Well, he made it to 94 and that’s a life to be celebrated in my book.
these pics) I missed a turn in Seymour and continued along the Hume Freeway (which connects Melbourne and Sydney) until I realised I was not heading in the right direction. I checked my GPS on my android (Google – fix your rotten GPS!) and took a route across to the freeway we should have been on.
We went through a small town Longwood and found ourselves driving through some really beautiful farmland that this area is famous for. It was still pretty green – give it a month or two and low rain fall and it will be brown, but the best thing was the wildlife – galahs and Cockatoos, and not one but two echidnas ambling slowly across the road. My wife got out to photograph the first one, I the second. Mine immediately dug its head deeply into the ground to hide!
Oh – what’s an echidna? Well, I guess it’s the Australia version of the ant eater. It does eat ants with its long nose, and is covered with spikes to ward off predators. However – it’s extremely cute!