Ok, so it ended up that the last three weekends there's been a visit to Cohuna!
The week after the pic above in the last post, we had to return Basil to my sis as she was back at work. The trick was completing suspension work on the VT (all rear bushes replaced and the last lot on the front end done too). Basil got an oil change - I've moved to 10W-40 semi synthetic. The previous owner was running a Castrol full synthetic that I don't care to remember.
One late night trip and here they were the morning after on the Gunbower Island:
Probably one of my favourite pics of Basil to date:
^ The rear patch on the body damage is really easy to see when he's clean and the paint shows its metallic as the sun brings it out. It's also very easy to see when the car is clean! But still much better than having left it.
We took a little trip into Cohuna itself. The town was quite sleepy on this Sunday morning:
While we were off to the shop, Basil "made a friend" (just like my sister, leave them for a minute and they know someone new!):
We left Basil and a week later I was back again, in Basil (big car shuffle happened), to pick up my sister's better half and head off to my brother's wedding at Mt Hotham. On the drive up there I got the best fuel economy seen so far at 8.2L/100km with sis's drive down and my drive up to Cohuna, fill up was in Echuca (good fuel price).
We did a bit of shared driving, then at Harrietville I got back in the driver's seat to have some fun heading up the Mt. We left Harrietville at a bit after 7:15pm and arrived at Dinner Plain (for dinner of course!) at 7:55pm. It was a nice run. At the point of Australia's highest sealed road (1850m) I snapped a few pics - it was later than I was hoping but anyway, it still looks pretty good I reckon:
^ Mt Feathertop off to the right in the pic
^ Mt Buffalo in the centre of pic with dusk above it.
Chilling out in Hotham Heights near Fountains and the Arlberg: