Lakes Entrance to Foster and Wilsons Promontory

8 9 April, 2008

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Tuesday, 8 April

Left Lakes Entrance about 10am.  Stopped at “Stratford on the River Thames” for morning coffee and then in Sale for lunch.  Drove on to Yarram where we stopped to look at the old Court House, then down to Port Albert, one the very first ports in Victoria, developed in the 1800s.

With some difficulty we found the road to Agness Falls and stopped to view the wind farm on the way.

Arrived in Foster just after 4pm and went to our B&B, Litchfield Lodge, and spent the next hour and a half talking to our lovely hosts, Meg and Graeme Rogers.

Walked around the corner to The Bowling Club for dinner – lovely low cost meal which is typical of these clubs.

Weather was fine and warm all day.

 

Wednesday, 9 April

Left the B&B about 9.30 and went to the local fruit and vege mart for some fruit – the freshest veges we have ever seen in a shop – apparently the owner goes to the markets in Melbourne every morning for produce and has it on the shelves in Foster at opening time of 9am.  Bught some filled rolls at the local bakery for lunch later and headed for Wilson’s Promontory (The Prom).  Went up File Mile Track and saw two kangaroos.  Then went down the road to Cotters lake but found the place overrun with wasps so rapidly got back in the car and left.

Went down to Whisky Bay and walked to the beach and along the beach.  Then did likewise at Squeaky Beach –sand very squeaky!  Then drove to Tidal River where we sat at a BBQ table and ate our lunch rolls.  Hen walked for nearly two hours to Norman Point and back – good walk but hot calm and sunny with little shade available.  Drove up the road to Mount Oberon and then went back to Tidal River to walk over the footbridge.  Got home about 4.30pm

Went back to the Bowling Club again for an excellent meal.  Got hame about 8pm and talked to our hosts for an hour or so over port.