As you do, we drove around Mallacoota as close to the shore as possible. There is a monster caravan park. How does the town cope at the height of the tourist season?
At the end of the caravan park is this nice feature.
We walked down some steps to the small beach. Pretty pink rocks. The camera colour is true.
Look R, a kangaroo paw print. I am not really sure about that.
Along with pink rocks, there were more orange looking rocks.
While it may not have been a kangaroo paw print, they were aplenty 'roos in the caravan park. As they do, the mob stared at us, alert but not alarmed.
We drove north along the east coast as far as we could then joined the main road. Mother had told us Gipsy(sic) Point is quite beautiful. I will say it was quite nice. Pelicans floated on the water.
Someone wanted fish scraps to help their pumpkins to grow.
I forgot to ask Red about this bird. I haven't tried to identify it myself yet. It was pretty.
Later edit: It has been established that the bird below is a Welcome Swallow.
I heard a sound in the water and saw ripples. What was that? It was snort from a seal.
We journeyed on and paused at Boyd Town, which Mother had told me about. I have not investigated Ben Boyd but his name is liberally spread around the area south of Eden. Across the water is the town of Eden.
It is rather grand accommodation at Boyd Town.
We arrived in Eden in time for lunch. It was bright and sunny when we arrived, but a squall arrived from across the water just after we had finished our lunch. I took this from the car.
Eden is another fishing and tourist town. We drove around quite a bit and stepped out of the car at Bastion Point.
A memorial to fishers lost at sea, and I think fishers who also died of natural causes.
In the wall were plaques, in fact plaques everywhere and space for more. The cross my seem inappropriate in 2013, but from as many of the plaques we read, it is quite appropriate. No Husseins or Trans here.
Further north is the quite ordinary town of Pambula. It has a couple of nice art deco buildings. We drove on a couple of kilometres to the unremarkable Pambula Beach.
We arrived at the Merimbula Caravan Park and took a walk. We saw a peek of nice views.
There were two pools, this one heated, the other older one not.
We had a visitor to our cabin, but we had no seed. We both had a hungering for Asian food. Some googling found the most excellent Thai Noodle House where we had our evening meal. It does not just serve noodles but the Asian food we are used to. Unlike most restaurants in the state of Victoria, this New South Wales place did not sell wine. I
was despatched despatched myself to buy a bottle of wine. Regardless, I think we might like Merimbula.