East Gippsland 2003

Going home

Enough of this living in a tent, time to go home. We packed up everything back into the car, and just after being told there was another snake in the vicinity, drove out. Back onto the highway, with a few diversions to Cape Conran (stunning beach), Marlo (more stunning scenery, and a pub lunch), Orbost (fill 'er up), Lakes Entrance (ah, that view from the roadside as you head west...) and were bac

East Gippsland 2003

Eden

Mallacoota Up the road yet again and out of Cann River, we zoomed up along the highway towards New South Wales. The roads on the Victorian side of the border had been pretty much clear of roadkill - at least I hadn't noticed any. But I was able to count the number of dead animals along the road in New South Wales. It came to six within about fifteen minutes, making me think the guys in charge o

East Gippsland 2003

Wingan

My sandals at Wingan beach. I hope to sell this picture to the Birkenstock company for millions and millions of dollars. We drove toWingan Inlet, which involved the 45 minute drive back up to Cann River, 18km along the highway, then another hour or so down a very rough road which got exceedingly narrow in places. At Wingan we found a very picturesque jetty, a family teaching their kids how to f

East Gippsland 2003

Meuller and Hicks

Goanna in the campsite, looking for food. The wheel on the right is a bicycle wheel. I think it wanted to have a ride. My back was killing me when I awoke. Lesson one when camping: don't buy a cheapie sleeping mat. A morning walk along the beach cured it, and I was able to see little bouncing bug things. I have no idea what they are, but they would crawl around for a bit, then leap half a metre

East Gippsland 2003

Welcome to the camp

Pelican, Lakes Entrance So, the adventure began. Saturday night I packed all my stuff up. Clothes, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, towel, bathers, torch... a whole bunch of stuff, in fact. C arrived in the hired four-wheel drive just after 8am, and we set out. First stop Sale, to fill up with petrol and pick up food. Second stop was Lakes Entrance, for a walk around and look at the water. Then Can

East Gippsland 2003

Backpack

On Friday night I went to Paddy Pallin to buy a backpack in preparation for next week's camping trip with C. Sorry, a travelpack to be precise. Apparently this is the correct term in the travel world. I have borrowed a couple of different backpacks over the years. The first one was owned by one of my sister's friends who is about 7 feet tall, and it was sized to fit him correctly. It was enormous