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Travel Tales: Bright

Our final stop on our holidays was Bright in the alpine region of Victoria. This of course, was after a week spent hiking the Overland Track, three days in Hobart and then a couple of days in Foster and one in Mallacoota. We drove for about six hours to Bright stopping at Lakes Entrance, Omeo and then through a foggy alpine region and Mount Hotham for some sustenance and photos. We got to Bright in the afternoon and checked into the motel which was right in the middle of the town. G suggested driving up to Mount Buffalo but I declined, wanting instead to explore the town. JC ended up doing the same and we felt a bit guilty for not accompanying G.

omeo

Flowers in Omeo

enroute to bright

The alpine area en route to Bright

I checked out some of the shops before I made my way to Bright Brewery where JC was. It was such a great atmosphere. At the back of the brewery, right in the middle of the town, was this huge swimming area filled with kids and families. It looked like a lot of fun! And then, at the brewery itself, we listened to some live music while trying out some of their ciders and ales. After a couple of drinks, we figured we were better off having something to eat but to still wait for G for dinner.

As we headed to the local Woolies, we got side-tracked by some more live music! This time, it was at a wine bar. We got ourselves a cheese platter to enjoy the music and politely declined the free wine tasting. Yes, we actually said no to alcohol! Probably because for me at least, the two pale ales had already made me far too relaxed! Once G joined us an hour later, we headed back to the Brewery for some more ‘brew’ and food.

Later, we grabbed an ice cream and walked around the entire town to walk off the food! I fell in love with Bright. It truly ‘bright’ened up my spirits and it was a shame we were only there for one night. It was as good as Hobart for me. Funnily enough, this was the only place I forgot to take pictures with my proper camera and instead just took in the moments and a few photos with my phone! Go figure. I think I was caught up in the moment that the thought of using my proper camera just slipped my mind.

Out and about in Bright

Out and about in Bright

The next day, we left pretty early {around 7ish} to make our way back to Sydney. After a few stops along the way, I got back around 4 p.m. While I had a great time being away, it was good to be home again!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my travels this summer. My next trip away will most likely be around June-July to Canada. I’m looking forward to that!

***Linking with Malinda for her Wanderlust Link Party***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Suzy
    January 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Looks like you had an awesome trip. The scenery enroute to Bright looks spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Suzy
    January 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Looks like you had an awesome trip. The scenery enroute to Bright looks spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
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  • nabanita
    January 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    awesome ! you have made me want to travel more…I have just come back from a relaxing vacation from Goa and I just wish it wouldn’t have been over!
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  • nabanita
    January 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    awesome ! you have made me want to travel more…I have just come back from a relaxing vacation from Goa and I just wish it wouldn’t have been over!
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  • Beloo Mehra
    January 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    This reads and sounds like a great day of travel and fun. That shot of alpine area is lovely. Enjoyed reading your travelogues.
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  • Beloo Mehra
    January 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    This reads and sounds like a great day of travel and fun. That shot of alpine area is lovely. Enjoyed reading your travelogues.
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  • Rhianna
    January 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Looks like a wonderful part of the country. One I look forward to exploring in the hopefully the not to distant future. Thanks for sharing
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  • Rhianna
    January 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Looks like a wonderful part of the country. One I look forward to exploring in the hopefully the not to distant future. Thanks for sharing
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  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    January 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I do that all the time – get too caught up in the moment and forget to take any pictures, or I might snap a few quick blurry pictures with my phone as an after thought. Sounds like the perfect end to your holiday. Now to prepare for Canada! How apt that today’s Wanderlust was about Canada! Thanks for joining in for this weeks #wednedaywanderlust link party x
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  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    January 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I do that all the time – get too caught up in the moment and forget to take any pictures, or I might snap a few quick blurry pictures with my phone as an after thought. Sounds like the perfect end to your holiday. Now to prepare for Canada! How apt that today’s Wanderlust was about Canada! Thanks for joining in for this weeks #wednedaywanderlust link party x
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  • Sally@Toddlers on Tour
    January 29, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    That wine bar looks so relaxing and a great way to finish off the day.
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  • Sally@Toddlers on Tour
    January 29, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    That wine bar looks so relaxing and a great way to finish off the day.
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