Thursday, October 25, 2012

The south coast

We woke to a cold windy morning in Lakes Entrance and it didn't encourage us
to stay on. A brisk walk along the esplanade was more than enough of the
conditions and we decided we will pack up and move on towards Melbourne
deviating at Sale and taking the southern coast road via Inverloch.

We diverted again so that we travelled through the rural areas of Middle and
Lower Tarwin which is where friends have a holiday home and we have enjoyed
a number of great week-end retreats. It was lovely to meander through the
rural roads which were quite familiar. Although we didn't see any live
wombats every few kilometres we saw the road signs warning us to watch out
for them and unfortunately there were a few as road kill on the side of the

Wilsons Promontory is the most southern point of Australia. We chose not
to divert down to "The Prom" as we have visited and stayed there a number of

Lunch stop was at the beachside town of Inverloch. Again the wind was not
pleasant so we didn't stay around for long. There were only a few people at
the beach - a couple braving the conditions to fish, some dog walkers and
two young couples who thought it was the middle of summer with skimpy

The highway soon follows the southern coast of Australia and we stopped off
at Kilcunda. This coast always have huge waves and it was no different
today. There is a caravan park high on these cliffs but it wouldn't have
been pleasant staying and fighting the wind. Just a short stop for us and
we continued on towards Philip Island.

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