Leaving New South Wales

Trip Start Nov 23, 2013
Trip End Jan 13, 2015

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North Head Moruya & Merimbula

Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Spent 2 nights in our first caravan park, an interesting experience. On the road again for about 2 hours and we arrive at North Head Camp Ground at Moruya. This place has no water or power and is located between the Moruya Aerodrome and the beach. It's very nice here with lots of families (and dogs) in tents and caravans all over the place. Zarli likes walking along the beach, looking at the sea-gulls and wishing she was off lead to chase them!  We have a look around town, use the laundromat, find the dump point for our toilet (very important) and head back for a quiet afternoon of reading and relaxing.
After 3 nights at North Head, we continue south along the Princess Highway another few hours to a Caravan and Motor Home Park between Merimbula and Pambula.  It is far less crowded here than where we have been before, only 12-15 vans at any one time. There are no toilets or showers here, everyone uses their own in their vans. This place has mostly "Grey Nomads" staying here, some for a few days, others for weeks or months. They  are very friendly and share their experiences of travelling around Australia with us.We stay here 3 nights and go into town a few times.  I have finished reading my first book and am finding it very relaxing.  Something I never had time for at home.
Time to head off down the highway again, this time into Victoria. We have found a "Free Camping" site (no power or water) at Genoa and will stay here 3 nights. This place used to be a Caravan Park, so there is lots of room with toilets and cold showers. In the morning we sit outside the van a watch a family of little brown wrens frittering around the base of a huge poplar tree.  We can hear birds calling continuously in the trees near the river.  This is a wonderful place and we just breathe it all in.  That is, until it gets so hot around noon that I think I'll melt into the ground.  The next day we go for a drive to the coast to  Mallacoota and cool off near the water and get relief from the sea breeze, so much better!  They say tomorrow, Friday will be extremely hot.  We will find a caravan park with electricity so we can use the air-conditioning!!!  
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wonderful, sounds like good fun, keep enjoying your travels.

Lyne on

I sounds like you're having a ball, wish I was there

Rose and leon on

Sounds very exciting - try to keep cool

Trudy Van Gestel on

All sounds just perfect. So relaxing and peaceful. Watch yourselves in those heat waves, make sure you and Zarly stay cool! Thinking of you. xx

sandra begg on

Hi Karen and Jeff - your trip sounds great so far. I'm more jealous now that I'm preparing to go back to work! And the time for reading also sounds wonderful. Continue to relax and stay safe - Lots of love, Sandra and Alf

Kerry Clements on

Hi , i have finally got on 2 our computer, we have been without phones here, sounds lovely, we stayed at the big 4 caravan park, merimbula a few years ago ,it was really lovely there. Great 2 see you are having a wonderful time. love Kerry and clan

Ria Wassen on

Nice to read your story!
We have already rain for 3 days, I am jealous.
Still have a lot of fun

Carolyn & Kevin on

Sounds like you are all enjoy this amazing adventure. I was wondering where you were with the heatwave across Victoria. Stay safe and keep well clear of the fires. Love to all. &lt;3

Lee Pevely on

What an adventure you are having, relax and enjoy our beautiful country. Praying for your safety and refreshment.

linda martin on

Hi Karen
loving hearing about your adventures. My mum and her hubby have "grey nomaded" the northern end of Australia and through their travels and chatting to others found out about alot of free camp sites for them to park their van. When I get a chance I will ask mum for this info and pass it on to you, that way you can experience without the cost. Take care God bless and prayers for a safe and wonderful journey, discovering all of Gods wonderful work.

Lois Davidson on

I feel like I'm sitting beside you when you mentioned the sound of the birds. That's something that I think you're lucky to just sit and listen to and finish off your first book. Enjoy your walks when you're not relaxing :-)

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