Saturday 29th February - BallaratAnother cold night of 8.2 and upto 28.2 during the day. It was cloudy to start with but once the cloud was gone it turned into a lovely day. Well it's officially the last day of summer today, and what a summer it has been. Floods and fires around the country have meant that we have changed our travel route several times, but safety is the first priority. We went for a drive to Clunes today. It's about a 30 minute drive along some single lane roads and also dual carriageways. I suppose that we could have got there by major roads but the GPS knows best. There was even a section of dirt road as it took us the backway there. Clunes was an additional town to visit as it featured in the TV show Backroads. This show has presenters that visit towns or properties around Australia and show what makes the town tick. So why Clunes? The show featured Clunes and also a business called 'The Odd Sockery'. This small business is run by two ladies who make nearly pure wool socks the old fashioned way - on a sock machine. We were very interested in this as Clive's dad has one of these machines. It's larger than the one the ladies have, but has sat for many years unused. When Clive was young he remembers his dad making socks on this machine. Something he now plans to do once we settle back home in Hervey Bay. It's worth googling if you don't know what a sock machine is. Medical appointments were finalised and it looks like another short busy trip for us next week. We're only there for 6 days and there is something on everyday. We'll be glad to get back on the road for a rest. We also made room in the car for the suitcase and the walker as on Monday morning we fly back to the Gold Coast.