Sunday (Day three)
After a short sleep in we made our way to the local bakery for ham and cheese crussants for breakfast. A yummy start to the day. We then drove just under an hour to Marlo, which is a picturesque place where the snowy river meets the ocean. We went for a short walk along the beach then drove further up the coastline, stopping at a lookout where we could view the ocean for as far as we could see. Pity we didn’t have benoculars with us, as we spotted several black dots moving in the water in the distance. Could have been dolphins, seals or something else, we will never know… Afterwards we stopped at ‘The red bluff’ which is a beach. We collected some beautiful shells which I intend to present in decorative boxes as gifts for my sisters (more creative then the odd key ring or spoon gift). My partner also introduced me to a game of naughts and crosses in the sand which was fun and amused us for a while. What a beautiful day. Our last night in Lakes Entrance we made the most of it, going on a paddle boat for half and hour. Whilst the peddling was tiring after so much walking throughout the day, it was still relaxing to do.
Monday (Day four)
The six hour drive home. Need I say more. By the time my partner and I got hom
e we both fell asleep. Do you ever get the feeling you need a holiday from your holiday?? I have never quite understood this term until now.
A photo from a lookout in Lakes Entrance.
I have been home just over an hour now, after been on holidays in Lakes Entrance for the past 4 days. Whilst I am tired and definitely don’t want to sit in a car any longer today I feel like I have neglected you all whilst I was away. I honestly didnt find the time to write whilst away however find it as a perfect opportunity to do so now and reflect over the past few days. Those of you who are interested in the happenings of my holiday keep reading…
Friday (Day One )
4:30am wakeup. My partner and I left home at 5am. The worst weather heading into Melbourne CBD. Thunder/Lightning and Rain. Wet roads, crazy drivers and the odd Kangaroo or two all before 6am in the morning. We stopped along the way to have a maccas breaktfast then continued on. As we drove further it stopped raining however just leaving the hold of our car it was as if we would get blown away. There are many places to stop on the way; we stopped at Sale for a short while though to grab last minute essentials and a coffee. After a long 6+hr drive, some of that stopping for a break we arrived in Lakes Entrance around 12:30pm at which stage we grabbed lunch and went for an explore around the local shops. The girls from Shifting Sands Motel admin we adimant that we could not check into our room until after 2pm! We didn’t venture too far as the weather was not on our side. Checkin. Dinner and then sleep took up the remainder of our day.
Saturday (Day two)
Rested up we woke to the sound of people packing and unpacking their cars in the hotel room beside us. Breakfast cereal in our room. We drove approximately 50 mins to Buchan where we participated in two cave tours at Buchan Caves (Royal cave and Fairy cave). Both tours were great, the guides were very friendly, patient with the children who accompanied their parents through the caves and were more than happy to answer any questions we had. I didnt have many ill admitt. Afterwards we sat at a picnic table and enjoyed a packed sandwiche for lunch; one of our attempts at saving some money whilst away. We then stopped by Lake Tyres for a few hours which was just beautiful. The weather was great. Sun out and approx. 30 degrees or more. My partner and I threw the bathers on a chased one another up the beach. We also played naughts and crosses in the sand; a clever idea thought up my my partner. I did forget to put sunscreen on my legs though which I didnt notice until that night when I was warmer than expected. I reckon you couldve cooked an egg on my legs no jokes! Lucky for aloe vera which helped sooth the burn. Note to self for next time: smother ones self in sunscreen.
That night we walked along the main beach of Lakes Entrance. We did over a 3km walk along the beach front however had to improvise and navigate our journey back a alternate way to the surf club as the tide had come in behind us whilst walking. We made it back eventually and headed straight for the pub. A drink was well earnt after bush bashing and navigating through unknown parts of the small island type thing we were on.
Day three & four to be added soon. I would love to hear your thoughts on my blog.
Stay tuned- J