Working our way round the bottom

Last time I blogged (it’s been awhile) we were in Tamworth with vehicle hassles. All fixed we headed off again. We visited some old mining towns such as Hill End, Sofala & Gulgong before heading to Katoomba to see the Blue Mountains.

Then we decided to bite the bullet and visit Canberra, Australia’s capital. We were very impressed by the way ‘us’ tourists are catered for – makes it easy to get around & see everything and without costing the earth.

From there we headed to the coast – the Eurobodalla & Sapphire coasts. Lots of lovely fishing villages – Eden being one of them. We unfortunately started getting bad weather that dampened the mood for touring a bit, but that’s winter in the south.

Then we crossed the border to Victoria and followed the coastline. Found some lovely areas to stop for a while – Mallacoota & Eagle Point. We did have a wonderful encounter with a wild koala near Nowa Nowa whilst we were photographing the trestle bridge. We went inland and stopped at Leongatha and did day trips to visit Wilson’s Promontory & Phillip Island. Found quite a few ‘Bigs’ on Phillip Island but not much else. To do anything cost money, even to see penguins or fur seals. Wilson’s Promontory was much better, except we had a lousy weather day which made for dull photos.

Then it was on to Melbourne for a look. We spent 3 days in the city and we’d had enough! Out of the way of being in cities and around so many people. We stayed at the showgrounds at Berwick (south-east of Melbourne) & then moved to Werribee South (south-west of Melbourne). We will be moving on next week so will blog again after the Great Ocean Road…..

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