Omeo, Omeo, not wherefore but where art thou Omeo?

I live in Metung, East Gippsland which in the eastern part of the state of Victoria in Australia.  Omeo is in Victoria and in terms of distance in Australia it is quite near to Metung. Omeo is situated on the Great Alpine Road and my reason for mentioning Omeo is that I have just finished…

Bruthen to Bumberrah Bike Ride

Yesterday I went for my first bike ride of 2014 on part of the East Gippsland Rail Trail. I drove to Bruthen and then rode from Bruthen to Bumberrah and back to Bruthen.  I have done this part of the rail trail many times. We have had quite severe winds here over the last couple…

The Metung market again.

Last weekend was the monthly Metung Market.  It is six months since we were last at the market as we have been away and the market was cancelled last month because of inclement weather.  This time the weather was a little better and so we were able to catch up on the produce we usually…

East Gippsland Rail Trail, Bruthen to Bruce’s Track

Last week I went for a bike ride on my own on the East Gippsland Rail Trail.  I rode from Bruthen to Bruces’s Track and back. My son had told me that I shouldn’t go bike riding on my own in case something happens and I have no one to help me.  It’s a lovely…

Tiddalik the frog on our bike ride

A well known Aboriginal legend is the story of Tiddalik the frog.  If you want to know more about the legend of Tiddalik and why it is relevant to Gippsland just click here. On our bike ride to Bruthen I was surprised to find this mural depicting the legend.   On previous bike rides this…

Bullant Brewery

I mentioned the Bullant Brewery in a previous post.  We drove to Bruthen today to buy some meat from the butcher and we thought we would stop at the Brewery for a cider and a spot of lunch.  The Brewery has only been open since January and appears to be doing good business.  The first…