Final leg of our journey today – up early, quick breakfast and then pack the last bits into the car. It was nice and quick since we had done most of the packing the night before.
After checking out, we filled up the car with petrol and then headed onto the motorway towards Sydney. Not far out of Albury, we found the Hume Highway had been closed due to an accident, all traffic was diverted along the Olympic Highway north through Culcairn.
Given how far we had to travel today, we were a little concerned that this would put us a long way behind schedule, but the traffic wasn’t as bad as I had expected, and we were able to stop in Wagga Wagga for a break before heading back to the motorway.
We found out later that the accident had happened around 1am – two trucks collided head-on along a stretch of the highway which had not yet been divided into a dual carriage-way road. Sadly, this stretch of road was due to start construction work for the duplication in only a few weeks.
Once back on the Hume Highway, we continued north, stopping at the Dog on the Tuckerbox monument just out of Gundagai to feed Andres some lunch and to stretch our legs a bit.
We then continued on to Goulburn where we stopped for lunch and let Andres play in the playground in Belmore Park just off the main street.
Traffic had been pretty light until we got closer to Goulburn and got progressively heavier the closer we got to Sydney, as was to be expected. It didn’t end up being anywhere near as bad as I had thought it would – and we arrived home just after 5pm.