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Sep 25, 2017 - Lakes Entrance

Monday 25 September 2017 Another warmish night and not too much wind, and not as cold as previously predicted. John had made arrangements a few days ago for us to visit some more friends of theirs who live on a property at Buchan,12 kms along the Orbost Road. Donald & Bronwen Graham moved to Buchan two years ago after living on King Island for 42 years. As people who live on King Island all get to know each other, they became good friends with Jim (Fred) & Sharon Benn and so the friendships formed. We were greeted with the news last night...

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Sep 24, 2017 - Lakes Entrance

Sunday 24 September 2017 We had nothing planned for today, so we were all happy to have a quiet day. The wind stayed away, and it was a very warm night again. Although the wind picked up during the day, it was very pleasant sitting outside the vans, something that has not happened very much on this trip, mainly due to the cold weather. We had a late morning drive up town. The boys put our car through the car wash while the girls checked out some shops. A very nice craft shop took quite some time to check out, and also the gift/florist shop....

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Sep 23, 2017 - Lakes Entrance

Saturday 23 September 2017 A warm start to the day as predicted. Did a few housekeeping jobs and set out at 10.45am for a cruise around the Gippsland lake area. We departed on the Thunderbird catamaran at 11.45am. We had time to browse through a couple of shops after checking in and waiting for our boarding time. A very pleasant day for cruising and even though the wind seemed to have arrived a bit earlier than expected, it was calm on the lakes. Cruised down past The Entrance and our first stop was at Metung where we departed the cruise...

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Sep 22, 2017 - Lakes Entrance

Friday 22 September 2017 A great day out that will not be an easy one to describe all we experienced. We headed to Lindenow which is just past Bairnsdale to visit friends of the Benn family and their family property called Bonaccord. The property had a humble beginning in 1960 when Max & Kath Ingram moved from Timbarra. It is now run by four of the five Ingram boys and their wives plus a nephew, and Kath who is now 82 still manages to keep an eye on things! We had morning tea with Keith & Carmel, Gerald and some office staff. Very spoilt...

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Sep 21, 2017 - Eden to Lakes Entrance

Thursday 21 September 2017 On the road again and continuing south to Lakes Entrance. Had a break at Cann River which was almost the half way point. It's a very busy little place at the junction of the Princes Highway and Monaro Highway. Had a walk around the area, enjoyed morning tea and bought some fresh bread at the bakery. Quite a bit of winding road today through a lot of tall forest areas. Not a lot of traffic, but a few bits of rough road. Some areas are very brown and dry, and then it opens out into a luscious green valley. We...

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Dec 15, 2014 - An adventure

On Monday we had been out in the boat and round to another estuary where we moored and walked over to the ocean beach. It was lovely weather and we walked along the beach to The Entrance where the fishing vessels go out. (It's too rough for us and we wouldn't go outside the harbour). What a beautiful day. We saw a group of seals lying on their backs with their flippers up basking in the sun and floating through the Entrance. It made quite a sight. We walked back and took the boat over to the town beach and got some groceries and then...

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Dec 14, 2014 - The 'Messy church party'

We set off early on our bikes and rode all the way up to the Baptist church which is about five or six kilometres away. When we got there there was a sign to say that the church would be held at the rotunda. They called it a 'Messy' church party. We rode back to the rotunda. When we got there there were a lot of people milling around and we managed to find seats in the shade and met some nice people. It was a lovely fun service but honouring Jesus and his birth. There was a jumping castle and puppets for the children plus a sausage sizzle...

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Dec 13, 2014 - a sunset boat trip

David did his big bike ride of 21klms. Later we rode into town along the shore line. Had a McDonalds cone and flake. We Went out in the boat just before sunset. The water was very calm and we went out down the estuary and into the main flow turning right into the other estuary to a beautiful island with Pelicans on it. We moored the boat up. It was rather interesting as the water came right up to the beach and was flowing very fast but it was deep. It seemed to have a lot of jelly fish in it too. We got out on the beach and were taking...

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Dec 11, 2014 - Boating

David got the boat down off the roof. We have an amazing winch set up which our son In law built for us. It makes it easy to take our Porta boat with us and get it down from the roof. We went for a burn up the estuary. It is quite a wide area as it is used for water skiing as well. Some swans came around. A male and female and a rather large signet. They came up out of the water towards the tap. When I came out of the Motorhome to turn the tap on the male came towards me squawking loudly but when I turned the tap on the sounds became sing...

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Dec 9, 2014 - Lakes Entrance

Last night we stayed at Quarantine Bay. A tiny place tucked off the main highway at Two Fold Bay. We stayed on the quay overlooking the water. What a lovely place. The weather is still overcast and we're heading south for the nicer weather. The countryside is so lush and green after so much rain with some places experiencing floods. Fortunately the water had gone back to normal levels and we were able to travel well. The forests are so alive. Yay we're in Victoria. It's so good to be near home and also we will complete our loop around...

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Mar 21, 2014 - Flaggy Creek to Lakes Entrance

Day 27 - Friday 21st March Roger and Judy took us for a mid-morning walk to enjoy some of their 40ac property, some of which is still natural bush. Then when we had hung out some washing, we all went off for a drive through the neighbouring areas to have a look at how much damage had been done in the major fire that burnt a considerable area to the west of their property on Feb 9th this year when they were having that series of 40deg temp days. Fortunately the fire started in the late afternoon and was not in the forests of the Nat Park to...

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Feb 24, 2014 - Lakes Entrance

24/02 – We wanted to go to Lakes Entrance but wanted to stay out of town, so our next town was Eagle Point just out of Paynesville. Our camp spot overlooked the King River and there were some lovely walks along the waters edges. Drove out to the “Silt Bridges” that are 6-10000 years old, developed by silt being washed in from the River. But when the bank broke at the Lakes Entrance, all the river plants changed as salt was let into the river. If it wasn’t for the conservation of the area the silt bridges would also have eventually...

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