Monthly Archives: March 2013

Holiday run around South-eastern Australia

  • Corryong Country Motel:  The second time we’ve stayed here, close to the centre of town.
  • Alpine Hotel:  The second time we’ve stayed here, in the centre of town; undercover motorcycle parking, good service, and they gave us a discount because we were motorcyclists!.
  • The Lott Cafe:  a 2 minute walk from the Alpine; good service and surroundings.
  • Saltwater Cafe:  good food and nice location on the harbour.
  • Halfway Motel:  flat parking in a not-so-flat town.  Close to everything.
  • Marlo Hotel:  One of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed in; great rooms and views from the bedroom verandah and beer deck.  We’ll be back!
  • Minnies:  very pleasant and private B&B but a touch pricey,

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The Lost Boys run

Spent a few hours running through Castlemaine and Newstead.  Finally dropped into the “Lost Boys” memorial park on the outskirts of Daylesford.  The 3 boys, aged 6, 5 and 4, went missing in 1867 while looking for wild goats.  Their bodies were found 2 1/2 months later.  This memorial park is at the location they left from and there’s another near where they were found.

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The Lost Boys cairn

The Lost Boys park, Daylesford.

Story of the Lost Boys.

http://www.turnbullclan.com/tca_genealogy/tca_all2-o/exhibits/the_three_lost_children_1867.pdf

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