Saturday, April 20, 2019

Day 24 12/4/19 National Rally Day 5 Corowa, Chiltern, Rutherglen


Day 24


This is our last day!!  Again a warm sunny morning.  Our  first stop today was the Jinderra Pioneer Museum. This is housed in what was originally the General Store and contained an incredible variety of historic items. Outside were a number of other buildings including a slab hut and a collection of farm equipment.
Not sure what Mike was on this morning, perhaps he is planning on flying home although I don't remember him buying a broom in Tumut

Outside Jindera Museum

Control room of Andrew's 12/50

General store/ Museum has a huge collection of cans, bottles and much much more

Stained glass windows in the attic

Unusual articulated tractor, looks a bit of a handful to me

Steam traction engine still has its gauges and could be restored.

Very elegant Silver Crest (newly purchased by Chris) outside the museum

Doug's Jag outside the museum
From Jinderra we travelled to All Saints Winery in Corowa for lunch.  Lunch was excellent however Dale caused a stir when he decided it was one meal to many and spent the time wandering around the estate gardens then taking a snooze under a shady tree.  A number of members were concerned but all was well.

All Saints Winery Entrance Garden
Chinese Dormitories at All Saints Winery. Many of the building are heritage listed

Part of the original cellars, the wineries is one of the oldest in Australia

Don and Jill enjoy the gardens

What can I say - how lovely!


Fantails in the garden (just for you Lyn)

Engine room of Rough Red.

Alvi line up at All Saints.


Firebird rests in the shade of the gums.

A very tranquil setting

Tip Turkeys at work aerating the lawn (just for you Lyn)
After lunch we visited Max’s Motor Museum in Corowa. The highlight of this visit, apart from the wide variety of cars on display, was the ritual starting of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine. It doesn’t matter how many times you see one of these magnificent monsters up close, the noise and smoke is always spectacular.

Max's Motor Museum, Corowa


28L V12 Rolls Royce Merlin at startup, the noise was impressive

From Max’s the route took us via Rutherglen, Chiltern and Barnawatha to Albury and tonight’s final dinner. Tonight we say a final good-bye as most are planning on leaving early for the long trip home.  As we are in a modern this is not a problem.  It has been such a wonderful tour and rally.  We have seen and done so much.  Many thanks to all involved.

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Day 24 12/4/19 National Rally Day 5 Corowa, Chiltern, Rutherglen

Day 24 This is our last day!!  Again a warm sunny morning.  Our  first stop today was the Jinderra Pioneer Museum. This is house...