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Yallumgao Cove

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  • Day14

    Ab in die Wärme

    November 7, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Nach einer sehr regnerischen, stürmischen und kalten Nacht wollten wir schnellstmöglichst nach Eden in die Wärme, doch nach zwei Stunden Fahrt wurden wir von der Polizei gestoppt. Marco konnte es kaum abwarten und war ein bisschen zu schnell unterwegs. Nach der Ausweiskontrolle und einem „Slow Down“ durften wir weiterfahren.
    Wenig später sahen wir auf der Strasse eine 1.50 Meter grosse Echse, da lief uns ein kleiner Schauder über den Rücken.
    Nach guten sechs Stunden Fahrt trafen wir in Eden ein. Herrlich, das Thermometer zeigte 24 Grad an, Zeit um die kurzen Hosen zu montieren. Dann spazierten wir zum Supermarkt wo es das eine und andere gab. Zurück auf dem Camping gabs endlich etwas richtiges zu Beissen, denn die Fahrt über haben wir uns ausschliesslich von Snacks ernährt. Wieder bei kräften gingen wir Sportskanonen eine kurze Runde joggen und dann zeigte mir Marco alias Roger Federer noch ein paar Aufschläge auf dem Tennisplatz.
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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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  • Day6

    Lakes Entrance to Eden

    December 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We had heavy drizzle in the morning so got a bit damp packing up. We had expected heavy traffic but it was not too bad and with all Australian roads there were regular passing bays. You know it is holidays as multiple cars passed packed to the hilt and multiple bikes bouncing along at the back.

    We stopped at Orbost the last real town before the border, I would suspect it has a population of a few thousand. We walked the Main Street and I had a lovely time browsing a craft collective market. I bought a pretty shoulder bag and onion jam which was delicious in our lunch sandwiches.

    We then pushed on for a hundred kms to get the majority of the driving done. The road was mainly through state forests so very green but quite bumpy. Lunch was at a tiny spot called Genoa, the campers and tourists out numbered any local residents by about 40 to one (local pop estimated at 5). They had saved a lovely Central Otago summers we love.

    Arrived in Eden around 3:30 and I was so excited to see we are right across the road from the beach. Was very warm setting up but we are getting it down to a fine art now, less than 30 mins. We are on an unpowered site so will be testing the solar power and all out set up throughly. Quick trip into town to pick up some supplies including cold cider and back for drinks and nibbles. Simple BBQ dinner and camp walk before dinner.

    Amazing sunset, a little sad that the pink skies are due to the fires but it does make for a spectacular view.
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