Broken Hill is over 800 kilometers from Melbourne. We decided to add a few kilometers and travel down the 200 kilometre Wimmera Silo Arts Trail.
The 200 kilometre run included 6 small country towns that arranged for their wheat silos to be painted by street artists. Each artist visited the town for a number of weeks, got involved with the local life and then product their art work.
We started at the top and travelled south through Patchewollock, Lascelles, Rosebery, Brim and Rupanyup. We missed the turn for Sheep Hills and so missed out on that mural.
The art trail is breathing life back into the towns. Cafes have sprung up or kept going, veggie stalls appeared and art for sale abounds. It probably hasn’t hurt the caravan parks, camp grounds and service stations either.
Two days later we exited the Ferry at Devonport to a newly greened Tasmania. When I left it was brown but the autumn rains have changed that. The green fields were overlaid with frost at 7am as we set off for Longford. Welcome to late Autumn – nearly winter.