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Dec 15, 2014 - An adventure

On Monday we had been out in the boat and round to another estuary where we moored and walked over to the ocean beach. It was lovely weather and we walked along the beach to The Entrance where the fishing vessels go out. (It's too rough for us and we wouldn't go outside the harbour). What a beautiful day. We saw a group of seals lying on their backs with their flippers up basking in the sun and floating through the Entrance. It made quite a sight. We walked back and took the boat over to the town beach and got some groceries and then...

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Dec 14, 2014 - The 'Messy church party'

We set off early on our bikes and rode all the way up to the Baptist church which is about five or six kilometres away. When we got there there was a sign to say that the church would be held at the rotunda. They called it a 'Messy' church party. We rode back to the rotunda. When we got there there were a lot of people milling around and we managed to find seats in the shade and met some nice people. It was a lovely fun service but honouring Jesus and his birth. There was a jumping castle and puppets for the children plus a sausage sizzle...

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Dec 13, 2014 - a sunset boat trip

David did his big bike ride of 21klms. Later we rode into town along the shore line. Had a McDonalds cone and flake. We Went out in the boat just before sunset. The water was very calm and we went out down the estuary and into the main flow turning right into the other estuary to a beautiful island with Pelicans on it. We moored the boat up. It was rather interesting as the water came right up to the beach and was flowing very fast but it was deep. It seemed to have a lot of jelly fish in it too. We got out on the beach and were taking...

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Dec 11, 2014 - Boating

David got the boat down off the roof. We have an amazing winch set up which our son In law built for us. It makes it easy to take our Porta boat with us and get it down from the roof. We went for a burn up the estuary. It is quite a wide area as it is used for water skiing as well. Some swans came around. A male and female and a rather large signet. They came up out of the water towards the tap. When I came out of the Motorhome to turn the tap on the male came towards me squawking loudly but when I turned the tap on the sounds became sing...

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Dec 9, 2014 - Lakes Entrance

Last night we stayed at Quarantine Bay. A tiny place tucked off the main highway at Two Fold Bay. We stayed on the quay overlooking the water. What a lovely place. The weather is still overcast and we're heading south for the nicer weather. The countryside is so lush and green after so much rain with some places experiencing floods. Fortunately the water had gone back to normal levels and we were able to travel well. The forests are so alive. Yay we're in Victoria. It's so good to be near home and also we will complete our loop around...

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Mar 21, 2014 - Flaggy Creek to Lakes Entrance

Day 27 - Friday 21st March Roger and Judy took us for a mid-morning walk to enjoy some of their 40ac property, some of which is still natural bush. Then when we had hung out some washing, we all went off for a drive through the neighbouring areas to have a look at how much damage had been done in the major fire that burnt a considerable area to the west of their property on Feb 9th this year when they were having that series of 40deg temp days. Fortunately the fire started in the late afternoon and was not in the forests of the Nat Park to...

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Feb 24, 2014 - Lakes Entrance

24/02 – We wanted to go to Lakes Entrance but wanted to stay out of town, so our next town was Eagle Point just out of Paynesville. Our camp spot overlooked the King River and there were some lovely walks along the waters edges. Drove out to the “Silt Bridges” that are 6-10000 years old, developed by silt being washed in from the River. But when the bank broke at the Lakes Entrance, all the river plants changed as salt was let into the river. If it wasn’t for the conservation of the area the silt bridges would also have eventually...

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Mar 7, 2013 - Beaches - This is Australia!

Today is Phil and Lil's wedding anniversary and we wish them a very happy anniversary. Marriage is to be celebrated. Today we took the boat around to the beach opposite town. It's very muddy here but we anchored the boat and walked to the bridge and over to the Ocean side. Oh my! How lovely it is. The beach is magnificent. The sea was pounding surf. The surf was strong but there were people in it braving the waves. It looked like the currents were strong too. An Irish lady was lying on the beach baking like a lobster. Her husband saw me...

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Mar 6, 2013 - Water police

We're learning the importance of all the boating terms you hear. Port, Starboard, safety equipment, flares, green poles, red poles, depth etc. We're having trouble with the clove hitch. That still needs some work. When Aaron did it it looked so simple! We took the boat up one of the channels across the Entrance waters and on our way across to the town side the Water Police, in a boat 20 times bigger and faster than ours, saw us and made a fast beeline for us. Fortunately for us we had everything up to date, except maybe the waterproof torch...

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Mar 5, 2013 - Lakes Entrance

This morning we had breakfast with Tarsh. Ash went to work very early. Then we headed off to Lakes Entrance. We'd been told to go to Cunningham Arm so we found that and went along by the water looking for a caravan park. We went right to the end to a place called The Riviera Resort and Recreational camp or something like that. We were looking for a place where we could easily launch the boat. We had a spot right on the beach where we could moore the boat. It's not nearly as flash as it sounds but just did us perfectly. We set up the boat...

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Aug 22, 2012 - Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance – what a place! Yes it’s a pretty town and we enjoyed it but we experienced a few strange happenings there. #1 – Barry and I went to Lakes Entrance Bowls Club for lunch. We both chose a meal from the specials board for $7.70 each. We were a bit taken aback when the girl asked Barry if he was hungry or not, did he want a full meal or half a meal. He answered that he wanted a full meal. “Oh, well that is $15.00” she said. Apparently the roast meal marked on the board for $7.70 was for a half meal only. I got my lasagne (marked...

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Dec 22, 2011 - Last stop before Bear gully and meeting up with KT and Andy

Yesterday we set off from Jindbyne at about 10.30am to drive to Lakes Entrance via the Barry Way feeling a little apprehensive as we had had different advice about tackling this route as it consists of 80km of twisting dirt track but we had also been told it was beautiful and very wild so we decided to give it a go. As it had not rained it was dusty and dry and not slippery so in fact it was not difficult at all as long as you went slowly and avoided the worst of the potholes. We only saw 2 cars and a tourist minibus going in the opposite...

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