An odd start to the day, we’re not up particularly early as we’re not in any hurry. The plan is to camp in the Aire River National park for the next three nights. While there are drop toilets there will be nothing else, a little preparation is needed. So by the time we have breaky, have showers, empty the dunny and get everything packed up it’s after 11 when we pull out. Fortunately it’s only 70 or so Km up the road to the national park.Continue reading “Day 19 – Port Campbell to Cape Otway (Aire River)”
We’ve worked out with the later tides we don’t need to be up at stupid o’clock, just early, so time for breaky and we’re on the road before 9. Past the 12 Apostles and this time we drive to the currently empty Gibson Steps carpark.Continue reading “Day 18 – Twelve Apostles Marine National Park – Part 2”
It a pretty cold night, but warm enough in bed, so it makes getting up pretty hard.
Breakfast and I walk up to the information centre at 9, (it’s only at the entrance to the caravan park). I must be the first person of the day and the guy behind the counter was great. Basically said the light makes the difference, so go early or late in the day. He pointed out some obvious stuff and said comeback tomorrow morning and we can go over anything we missed.Continue reading “Day 17 – Twelve Apostles Marine National Park”
It’s a nice morning, we have a pretty relaxed start, the kids go out and play on these fantastic sculptures dotted around the park. They’re carved out of trees, a couple of them seem to be the stumps of trees that have been carved where they grew.Continue reading “Day 16 – Port Fairy to Port Campbell”
A really lazy slow start to the morning. The kids have decided to change bunks for the rest of the trip. So Caitlin has moved up top and Liam on the bottom. When we got the van it made sense for Caitlin to be on the bottom, and I’m pretty sure Liam wanted the “top” bunk, but now changing over seems to make sense. We’ll see how long that lastsContinue reading “Day 15 – Port Fairy – Griffith Island Walk”
A nice night, a bit of rain and not too much wind considering where we are. The noise of the ocean is pretty constant, it’s nice to hear it. It’s warm in the van and even outside is not quite as cold as yesterday afternoon. We even see a couple of rainbows.Continue reading “Day 14 – Port MacDonnell (Cape Northumberland) to Port
A slow start, we’ve only got 30odd KMs to go today and as the aim is a freecamp, so it’s not the place you want to spend all day. So we pack up pretty much at the last minute to leave at 10. It’s around this time Justine reminds me that the water pump isn’t working. I recall there being a possible pressure issue, but not stopped completely (there is some disagreement here!).Continue reading “Day 13 – Mt Gambier to Port MacDonnell (Cape Northumberland)”
It’s raining this morning so we take the opportunity for a sleep in. It ends up being a bit of a lazy morning. Victoria has slammed the door shut on visitors from parts of Sydney, including the Inner West. I go online to apply for a travel permit, and fortunately it is only for people who have been in these Red Zones in the last 14 days, it will be 14 days by the time we enter Vic, so we seem safe. Having said that things might change at any time.Continue reading “Day 12 – Mt Gambier, Blue Lake”
In the early hours of the morning the wind started to pick up, nothing like the last night at Port Elliot, and no rain. But the awning was making a fair bit of noise. So again the question, “Is it worth getting up and getting cold?”, this time the answer was “No”, but that meant we got broken sleep all morning due to the noise.Continue reading “Day 11 – Robe To Mt Gambier”
As we wake it seem odd on this section of coast that the sun is coming up on the road side of the van. That and we’re facing the ocean, but actually pointing north.
As we’re in a park, we take the opportunity to get a load of washing done.Continue reading “Day 10 – Robe Coastal Walk”