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  • Day362

    Merimbula and Eden

    July 24, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    This is the first time we have been this far down the south coast and we were really impressed with the natural beauty of the area.

    Went to Eden and had a rather nice walk around a lake on a boardwalk. Plenty of bird life from black swans to bellbirds, wood ducks and the usual ibid and cormorants. Visited the killer whale museum where apparently there where orcas that helped the whalers by rounding up the humpbacks so they could be caught. Their reward was the tongue and lips of the whale. One killer whale was called Old Tom and his skeleton is displayed in the museum. Whaling stopped in the 1930's in Eden and of course is illegal in most countries of the world.

    Fish and chips by the marina followed by views from the local lookout before driving out to Ben Boyd tower which may have been a lighthouse or was used for whale spotting when whaling was the industry in this area.

    Finally checked out Pambula Beach, another pretty spot in this area.
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