Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sapphire Coast, NSW and East Victoria.

Following overnight rain at our previous camp (Bodalla Park Forrest RA) we woke to a clearing morning. There was reticulated potable water available so we took the opportunity to top up our caravan tanks.

We continued south through Narooma. We didn't stop here but thought it would be a great place to camp for an extended period. We took a deviation off the Highway to drive through Bermagui and Tathra before meeting up with the Highway once more at Bega. Here we made our overnight camp at The Bega Lookout, with commanding views of the entire town area.

Next morning saw us stopping at Merimbula for morning tea and a walking tour of the town CBD. From there it was onto Eden for the sole purpose of renewing my acquaintance with The Killer Whale Museum. It was here 42 years ago that I abandoned Judy and Aaron and spent many hours enthralled with the exhibits that were explained in detail by a very old volunteer. I didn't dare enter this time around as the Museum is about 10 times larger in floor area. 

From Eden it was onto our stop-over for the night, Wallagaraugh River RA, this was our final camp in NSW and we were only 19 km from Genoa in Victoria.

Another peaceful night along with the ever present "whizz-bangs" of our Back Packer Visitors, saw us leave for morning tea at Cann River, what a lovely little town this is. We almost made camp here for the night. But it was onwards for a drive around Orbost before  reaching Lakes Entrance for lunch. "The Lakes" is much larger now but doesn't seem to have lost it's seaside charm that we knew many years ago. Our eventual stop-over for today is Providence Ponds RA only 18 km short of Stratford.

Tomorrow we take a southwards loop from Sale to Tarwin Lower.

The Southern Ocean from The Memorial Park at Tathra.

The Tathra Jetty, abandoned by the Government but restored by the local population.

Looking from the Tathra Jetty back towards Tathra Beach.

Our camp site at Bega Lookout, over looking the township of Bega in the background.

The Eden Killer Whale Museum, today. Back 42 years ago the museum only consisted of the front portion of the building beside the lighthouse.

Imlay Street, the main street of Eden.

Our camp at Wallagaraugh River RA.

Childrens' Park in Cann River.

Part of the main Highway in Cann River.

The black stained timber Church in Cann River.

Our camp site for tonight, Providence Ponds RA.

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