Friday, 14 October 2016

More of Hay

After our visit to "Bishop's Lodge" we went for a wander along the river.

The water level was well up but the levees were holding.

The trees were reflecting in the water.

This old home really appealed to me.  It looked so fresh and the verandahs looked so cooling for the summer.

There is another section of the Long Paddock sculptures by the river, but most of them were well under water.  Another time.

We went for a wander along the main street, which has some lovely old buildings.

The Lands Office was built shortly after "Bishop's Lodge" using similar techniques.  It has stood the test of time well.

The supermarket is housed in a historic building too.

It was interesting that most of the old buildings had plaques attached to them telling of their history.  Very interesting.

The former fire station was a little cutie, next to the hardware store which used to be the cinema.

The chemist isn't as old.

But....look at those tiles.  Very patchwork like.

While I was taking these photos, Mick was sitting in one of the pubs watching the last quarter of the AFL Grand Final.  He wanted the Swans to win, but like most people was happy to see the Bulldogs get up after such a long drought of wins.

The sun was getting lower in the sky by the time we returned to our van.  The last evening before daylight saving returned.

Before long I returned to the bridge to try and get a sunset photo.  I wasn't the only one.  There had been quite a few people out and about walking.  Once again, being fine weather and warm (about 25 degrees) was such a nice change.

More soon.


Chookyblue...... said...

Always enjoy your trips.....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Amazing photos 💖

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hey! or should I say Hay! What a great town. It's nice to see the buildings in such a good state.