2020 Apple Isle Adventure travel blog

Bicheno BlowHole

Dan about to get showered

Grae protecting his feet

Orange lichen-clad boulders







We have quickly adapted to life in our 21 foot motor home. The double bed has a spring mattress and is very comfortable. While we don't actually cook apart from boiling water on the gas stove for tea and coffee, we could if we were so inclined. There is also a weber bbq and folding chairs and table for dining alfresco. We spent a night at the Bicheno Sea View Holiday Park and during the night Dan had to go to the toilet and decided to try the nearby amenities block but changed her mind once she discovered a huge spider was already in there.

As we drove along the Great Eastern Drive on the way up to the Bay of Fires we stopped at various lovely places including the Bicheno Blowhole, a beautiful natural and very active feature to what is such a dramatic coastline. Fishing is the lifeblood of Bicheno and the other coastal towns with such wonderful catches as crayfish, abalone, scallops and trevally.

At St Helens we decided to get Grae's toes looked at at the brand spanking new district hospital. As we were the only clients in the Emergency Department we were seen straight away. The lovely nurse gave the wound a good clean and reassured us the toes were mending well, just not to overdo it.

We visited the St Helen's History room which is a regional museum uncovering the history and culture of the Break O'Day area. Yeah, it is funny how this local government area is called Break O'Day.

Driving along we are already amazed by all the white sandy endless beaches, the wonderful aquamarine ocean and the striking orange lichen-clad boulders along this coast. Which was just as well because by the time we got to the Bay of Fires the weather had changed - the blue sky was gone and there were scattered showers and the wind was howling and the temperature had dropped.

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