Our walking is to be based for the next few days at Nelson, and I was given a lift there. It’s past Portland, so is nearly 5 hours drive, plus stops. We ran into the forecast rain after Colac, but otherwise the trip was uneventful. The accommodation at Nelson is at a B&B which describes itself as “Olde Worlde”. Yes, comfortable enough, very friendly and helpful hosts (we had a few queries about our itinerary for the next day), bathrooms down the corridor and a pleasant dinner.
There’s not a lot of night life in Nelson, so it was an early night ready for a busy day in the morning.
The internet here is very basic so only minimal posts for the time being. I’ll add to them later [Edit – now mostly done].