Jan 14 to 20  Continuing west we stop at Barham. The caravan park is one of the best we have stayed at on the trip. We are right on the Murray and very close to the town and its amenities. Imagine our surprise when we checked in and the owner told us there was another van here from the Sunshine Coast. What a surprise to see Jeff and Faye Chapple on a site just 50 metres away. Jeff and Faye (we know them from Pelican Waters Golf Club) were the couple we also bumped into last year at Yeppoon. They have been away since Christmas and are also making their way along the Murray.

We play golf at Barham Golf Club and also at Cohuna (locals pronounce it Coona), which is the home course of Stuart Appleby. Stuart’s father played in the small Sunday comp we played in. Both Barham and Cohuna are great typical examples of country golf clubs surviving with few members and great volunteer workforces. The 5th hole at Barham is known at ‘Gallipoli’ – take a look at the bunker in front of the green and you will see why.

There is a lovely redgum statue river walk with many wooden statues sculptured out of huge redgums using a chainsaw. One of the statues is a likeness of Stuart Appleby.


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