Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Day 94 - 15th July


Distance Travelled - 52 . 5 km

Woke up at about 6.30 am having heard a little rain during the night. Was surprised to see so little water on the tent. Whilst a little damp, it appears that the wind had dried substantial amounts of water of the outside of the fly. The inside was still quite damp as I had to close the flap at the front of the tent down during the night to stop rain coming inside. Got up and went and had a shower and then came back and had breakfast, packed away the tent and got ready to go.

Headed off to the nearest Visitor Information Centre and spent some time there, posting the blog and looking for a bit of info about various places to visit. Left the info centre and went to the Australian War Memorial.

Spent the rest of the day through to 5.30 pm at the Memorial. Spent and hour or so in the research section looking up information about one of my relatives and then went to the displays and basically got through the World War 1 section and one part of the aircraft section. There is still the World War 2 section, post 1945 conflict section, special displays and exhibitions sections at least to look through so that will be tomorrows task.

The Australian War Memorial is wonderfully set up and very well presented. The information is very in depth and the photography is superb. I would highly recommend to anyone coming even close to Canberra to make the effort to call in and leave a large chunk of time to view it because it is certainly worth it.

After leaving the War Memorial, I went on search of a place to camp for the night and found what I think will be a suitable spot at a close by Uniting Church. After locating that I went back to the War Memorial to do some night photography. Did about 45 minutes worth before the battery ran out and that was the deciding factor in going off to bed and out of the cold.

Tomorrow I will go back to the Memorial and see how much more I get through and then make decisions about the next few days then.

                                         Entrance to Australian War Memorial, night shot

    Plaque on Wall of Remembrance showing name of David Doig, a relative of mine

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