Tuesday, 29 March 2011

March 27th Albury to Temora

The following morning after Anthony spoiled the men with a cooked breakfast, we all headed back to the airfield and they put the cowls back on and prepared the machine for the next leg.  Meanwhile Vicki has mislayed the bigpond internet modem.  Much to her disgust Vicki couldn’t update the blog or get emails etc.  So with the offer of another loan modem from Anthony (we are indebted Ant….!) we set off from Albury with a flypast the tower en route to Temora.  Lifting off at 1.10pm we cruised at 2,500ft over pretty farmland with burnt off paddocks dotted here and there. 

We overflew Temora airport and spotted Chris and Laurie Shine’s Beech Staggerwing VH-FNS lined up with Rod Edward’s Stearman  – both also from Western Australia

We flew on the GPS heading direct to Clin and Barbara Ashton-Martin’s property where after landing Craig, Lara and 20mo (Annabel) Taberner in their Cessna 195 zoomed past at great speed and then landed to join us.  What a spectacular property we had been invited to stay at and the host’s home was truly beautiful.  It was over 100 years old and Clin and Barb had restored the existing home and added an impressive living “wing” with indoor pool, master bedroom with ensuite, laundry and another bathroom. 
We had afternoon tea on the verandah overlooking the airfield on which was parked the C195 and the Stinson.  We went down and washed all the bugs and red dirt from the Stinson and were very relieved to find that the oil leak had definitely stopped.

We met their two dogs Pepsi and Jackson and during this time Kevin realized he had mislayed a parcel of money and though we searched through every piece of clothing but could not find it.
We dined on pork with mango sauce with lovely vegetables followed by mixed berries and icecream.  (How am I going to stay trim on this trip?)


Anonymous said...

It was great meeting you guys...your Stinson is a real treasure. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Cheers Bruce, Lisa & Family

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of viewing your aircraft at Tocumwal. The restoration is a credit to you and it is wonderful to see such history on display. Thank you for sharing your skill and enthusiasm with a local community

Tom Browell said...

Hi guys, Fantastic!! I hope you make it to Sydney. I'll look out for you in Hobart too!!


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