Happy Birthday to Billy!

Trip Start Jan 30, 2010
Trip End Jul 27, 2011

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Mitchell Gardens Holiday Park

Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Friday, April 9, 2010

Woke to a fine day today thankfully. Have had the tenants from hell in the van and tents next door so we will be happy to head off.  Got away about 8:30 and headed on south.  Not too much to see along the way today… just driving through forest and not many towns at all!    We were happy to come into Lakes Entrance which was really pretty after the trees.  Stopped in town for a birthday cappuccino and BLT, walked the township and checked out the trawlers.  Still lots of people and kids about so we didn't want to stay there so just cruised on some more.  Very pretty place, Lakes Entrance with all those beautiful waterways and so many boats!  Everyone has a boat!  We took a little detour into Metung – a little village located on a peninsula  - somewhere where you go if you want peace and quiet – what a piece of paradise that is!  Our friends Michael & Louise from Melbourne have a holiday house here.  How lucky are they?  We drove past their place and they have an awesome view of the lake.  Couldn’t stay at Metung as there was no caravan park or place to plonk the van, so back on the highway. Traveled through Lucknow the township, but I have to say the township has nowhere near the presence of the human Lucknow!  What a birthday treat for Billy!  Hung a left at Bairnsdale and headed out towards the coast.  Checked out Paynesville which is another fishing/boating village and it was so hectic and busy that we quickly departed… checked out Eagle Point on the river on the way back to Bairnsdale and it would have been nice but we wanted to go out for dinner to celebrate Billy's birthday and that was in the middle of nowhere, but on the river and lovely.  Headed back into Bairnsdale, set up and walked the town.  Visited the spectacular St Mary’s Cathedral.  Went out for dinner at the Pub opposite the big bottle shop near the caravan park and it was awesome.  Food was fabulous.  We had an excellent night.

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