After getting some stitches out at the doctors (a BCC removed), I hooked up the caravan only to find that the left van indicator didn’t work.  Couldn’t find the problem so set off anyway, then the brakes stopped working.  Headed home tightened screws and got them going.  The only thing is that they turn off in reverse!  I can live with that.  Out to Moorooduc highway, oh bugger no towing mirrors, another u turn back to home.  Now I am away, I think I need a sidekick to check things for me!

First night at Stratford and then on to Eden, lucky to set up and pack up in the dry.  On the way passed through Cann River which holds special memories for my neighbours Olga and Ivan, that story is for another day!  I am camped at Eden Beachfront Caravan Park on a holiday auctions deal of $175 for 10 days.  Nice park right on the beach 4 km west of Eden.  The sites are quite small and the next people were partly on my site which I didn’t realise until some time later and I realised I was overlapping the next site.  So after some discussion, my neighbour and I went to reception with the sad tale and I ended up being allowed to stay on the two sites, upgraded to ensuite and no extra cost, that has to be a win!

I decided fish and chips were the go for lunch and went to the best shop in Eden and for $10.50 enjoyed an excellent meal that I couldn’t finish, the fish was whiting.

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The next day was shopping followed by a picnic and walk at Goodenia Rainforest in South East Forests NP.  It was an enjoyable walk but downhill all the way out with quite a few steps and very rough underfoot.

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Today was a picnic in Bed Boyd NP where Marg and I have enjoyed a picnic in the past.  It is a lovely picnic area although the BBQ didn’t work, so it was out with the little gas stove and cast iron fry pan to cook my steak sandwich.  You may notice the little stove on the end of the table.  Did a short walk to Haycock Pt, which has good views up and down the coast.

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On one of the walks I noticed some beautiful lilies and a echidna beside the road which had dug in before I could get close, so this photo is from a distance.

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8 Comments on Mt Eliza to Eden

  1. Nadine says:

    Glad you’re enjoying it, dad. Looks like the post is tagged with 2013 not 2016 ????

  2. Russ says:

    Thanks Deen, not sure how that happened, I thought I had checked 2016, but it’s fixed now, Dad xx

  3. Kyla says:

    Great idea to keep the blog going, I always loved reading Marg’s, she’s such a good writer. And I’m glad to say you’re keeping up to her standard. 😉 Looks like lovely weather so far, hope it keeps up for you. I love Echidna’s, so cute.
    lots of love xxoo

  4. Cam Incoll says:

    Hi Dad – looks like a great spot! 🙂

  5. Russ says:

    Thanks Kyla, Echidna’s are cute. I also saw two lyrebirds crossing the highway on the way to Eden. They looked like young male ones. Love Russ xx

  6. Russ says:

    Hi Cam It is a great part of Australia, lots of things to do, and the weather has improved.

  7. Rhon says:

    So glad you are enjoying the trip Russ. Sou dos wonderful

  8. Russ says:

    It is a beautiful part of Australia, I get lonely at times missing Marg. Today is cloudy and it rained over night, hopefully it will fine up later. Russ xx

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