The trip was quite pleasant, apart from some railway staff member sitting behind me and talking about his cancer treatment the whole way. I've been there, done that, and got the t-shirt, and I don't want to think about it any more.
It was lovely to see some signs of spring, like lambs, blossom on the trees, as well as wattle flowers, white herons (?), vineyards, goats, kangaroos, cattle and alpacas. The rain meant there was lots of surface flooding, and my brother later took me in his 4WD through some of the puddles!
By the way, I'm not really complaining about the rain - I love it.
I took some photos from the train:
My nephew kept making a break for freedom, because he wanted to go and see these birds:
There was a sculpture park there which celebrated the dairy industry with lots of amazing cow sculptures.
I don't know the name of this woman, but she was an amazing singer. There was a blues festival on while we were in Echuca.
After ransacking all the opshops in Shepparton, and being chauffeured around by my ever-patient brother, we travelled back to Melbourne for a couple more days - final photos coming soon.
Take care everyone,