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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

OVER THE RANGES

After spending a few days in Grafton we followed the Gwydir Highway over the ranges to Glenn Innes. It took just over two hours driving through beautiful National Park scenery. 
We drove through the beautiful Jacaranda arbor of Ryan Street as we left Grafton. 

 The road was steep and wriggled through rainforest.

 We turned off the highway and drove a short distance to Raspberry Lookout. (Named after a spur used by aborigines and stockmen) in the Gibraltar Range National Park.
 We could see over the top of the Great Dividing Range, which runs all the way down the eastern side of Australia, dividing the coastal areas from the inland areas.

 We pulled into the lovely country town of Glenn Innes, settled by the Celts in the 1800's. We found our very comfy B&B which I had booked before we left home.

 It had a dining/lounge room, a little kitchen and a big bedroom and lounge with big glass windows looking out to a beautiful garden.





 There was free champagne in the fridge.

13 comments:

  1. The avenue of jacarandas is fabulous Diane.. your B&B looks perfect, gosh you two sure know how to have fun!

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  2. love that flower garden at the B and B... a beautiful trip you had

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  3. Hello, I love the gorgeous jacaranda trees. The mountain views are beautiful. Looks like you made a great choice with the B&B. A wonderful trip, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

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  4. Free champagne. What a lovely treat after that delightful journey.

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  5. Looks a great place to stay and free champagne what more can you want :-))) As always love the jacarandas and miss them. T'other Diane

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  6. The B&B looks very nice. I love the photo through the window.

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  7. Another beautiful leg of your road trip. The B & B looks delightful.

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  8. The views are very nice and it's also pleasant to see there are no large trees in the way from viewing the view!
    The B & B looks inviting.

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  9. Lovely pictures of the travel to the top and the B&B.

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  10. A beautiful post! Fantastic scenery and beautiful accommodations. It makes me want to return to Australia :-)

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  11. It looks so cool to see you summer approaching as we head into winter this time of year. Gorgeous fawna.

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  12. What a pretty B&B. It looks very comfortable and restful. Lovely views in the mountains.

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  13. That B&B looks like a very pleasant place to stay - such a lovely garden too. And champagne, well, that's just about perfect!

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