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Apr 10, 2017 - April 10, 2017 – Eden, New South Wales, Australia

April 10, 2017 – Eden, New South Wales, Australia We had a storm last night, but today dawned beautiful. The cruise crowd is very different on this trip. I’d guess that about half of the folks are with a gonext tour group which is made up of several alumni groups from different universities. There is also a fairly large number which are with a food and wine tour group. Despite the storm overnight, it was a great day in Eden. We took the small boat tour of Twofold Bay where we saw swimming fairy penguins, bottle nose dolphins and some...

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Apr 8, 2017 - April 8, 2017 – Eden, New South Wales, Australia

April 8, 2017 – Eden, New South Wales, Australia This is another town which really made us feel welcome. It seemed that all 3,043 residents came out to greet us. It was a beautiful day, and we had a great time in the town. We tendered into the wharf, and then the city provided shuttle buses to the town area which was about a mile or so away. Not only did they provide transportation to town, but they gave us a city tour with a volunteer guide to tell us about the town and what we were seeing. Their artists’ co-operative had the best arts and...

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Oct 30, 2016 - Eden

30th October - Eden The Whale Festival has come and gone and Eden has returned to being its self…. We ventured to the Parade Yesterday morning and the parade was mainly hot rods, vintage and veteran cars with a few inflatable whales just to get the point across. I didn’t get to see the chainsaw carving or the model boats…. Today the weather was less than exciting so we stayed indoors until we were invited out to lunch at the Great Southern…. Highlight of the day as it turned out. The little Grapefruit had the crumbed cutlets; I was feeling...

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Oct 28, 2016 - Eden

28th October – Eden Our second day in Eden and all is well. The drive over from Talbingo is very scenic, not to mention hilly…. We came down via Nimmitabel and Bombala where we stopped for an early lunch. Nimmitabel that is… Nice sites here, very spacious with views of the lake, very nice park we had seen it before but never stopped here. Yesterday we spent most of the day relaxing, bought F&C at the dwarf (an object to which small ships are berthed) and due to the wind took it back to the van for consumption. Today the little Grapefruit...

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Nov 20, 2015 - Garden of Eden-well, no garden but it IS Eden

Our last port before our cruise comes to an end we are hoping to see whales. This is the primo spot for whale watching in Australia--but the season is coming to a close. We will be touring around Twofold Bay to admire the views, hear the whaling tales and hopefully see a few (the reviews say there are often up to 60 in the bay) whales. Alas, out of the 101 whale watching cruises this team has done this season, we are the first to not have a sighting. We motor past the mussel fields, head past the wood chip mill, admire the beautiful home...

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Nov 6, 2014 - Eden

The weather turned out perfectly today. We drove along the Coast to Eden for a look around and found a very nice Van Park at Aslings Beach where we may deploy after Xmas for a week or so.... Not much has changed in Eden since we were last here except that they now have 4G mobile coverage. Called in at the Caravan place but decided that the solution should be in the hands of Jayco. We had some really nice Fush Und Chups from the “retail outlet” on the wharf and took it up to the lookout to eat. On the return trip we drove around Pambula and...

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Mar 21, 2013 - Day 62 - UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, We are now back on the mainland after 6 great weeks in Tasmania which we really enjoyed. The trip over on the overnight ferry was quite rough as the ship travels at 23 knots which is quite fast for its size. Our cabin window was getting consistently wet from the bow bashing its way into the sea. We were slightly early getting in and with the van stored where it was on the ship we were about 1st off so it was still dark as we drove into Melbourne. The wharf is basically in the middle of the city so we had to rely on our GPS in the...

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Touring Tasmania

Dec 5, 2012 - Kalaru, Eden, etc

Hey M & D. Someone finally replied to my e-mail about the 'thing' Josy found. She said it was an egg case of the giant marine gastropod (snail), Syrinx aruanus. The case is usually attached to substrate and juveniles develop individually in each capsule. http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Animals+of+Queensland/Molluscs/Gastropods/Marine+snails/Syrinx+-+Worlds+largest+snail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrinx_aruanus Now that's a big shell! Syrinx - the world's largest snail

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Scrabble around Oz

Aug 27, 2012 - Eden

Eden is a nice little town, very friendly people there and they welcome caravanners. I found an elderly gentleman sitting on a seat outside a shop as we parked so we had a conversation. Then I found him again, sitting outside the supermarket so we had another conversation. I learnt a lot about Eden from him. The scenery at Eden is very pretty, loved the view from the lookout. But it's starting to look like you have to be half-goat to live in this area. We didn't find much flat ground, its all hills and dales. Even the old supermarket we...

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Aug 14, 2011 - Eden

Starting to think the sensible thing in retirement is to move over east as there is so much over here as compared to W.A. This is my second visit to Eden and being a small fishing and whale watching town we are impressed.The interesting thing about our visit was attempting the hill beyond the port to the point of Eden, the truck could not make it and I had to revert to a reversing job to turn around.

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May 5, 2011 - Eden

Eden – 27 April to 1 May (4 nights) The 278km drive from Bairnsdale to Eden was very hilly and twisty, mainly through State forest. Oh yes – I am officially in “major sulk mode”. For more details you’ll have to read on. Eden is situated 478km South of Sydney and has a permanent population of about 3,600 and is situated on the shores of the historic Twofold Bay. The rugged coastline, pristine beaches, spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, National Parks and State Forests makes for stunning contrasts. In the early days, the graziers from...

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Living the Dream

Jan 17, 2011 - Australia - Jervis Bay and Eden

Hi again, We were really glad we persevered with Jervis Bay and gave it another chance, after the lashing rain accompanying our first visit. Second time around, it was absolutely stunning, and one of our favourite places in Australia. We camped just near pretty Huskisson Beach and (cliché alert) were lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf crashing. I suppose there are some upsides to tent living... We spent a lovely day at nearby Hyam's Beach, which apparently has the whitest sand in the world – it certainly was up there on best beaches...

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Rolene On Tour

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