Settled into the Park at Eden for 4 nights. This is right beside the lake with Twofold Bay across the road. It’s a good location with big grassy sites and some shade trees.
First off we took to the road and headed for Green Cape, not far from the Victorian border. On this trip we are not heading further south and will turn back and retrace our steps staying at different towns, before heading inland to Canberra at Bateman’s Bay.
The 23k gravel road out to the lighthouse at Green Cape is quite good despite being a bit ragged here and there. Much of the vegetation along the road had in the recent past suffered a fairly severe bushfire and is slowly recovering. The burnt out banksias and split seed pods were in stark contrast with the regrowth. Saw a few wallabies hopping around in the undergrowth.
The Lighthouse sits on a cape that drops steeply away into the sea below. There have been several ship wrecks here over the years. The cottages there have been refurbed and are now rented out to anyone who wants to stay and sort of pretend that they are lighthouse keepers for a few days. The fishing below looks pretty good.
We headed back to Eden.
Eyed off some nice deep-fried calamari the next day for lunch at a local cafe. Athomealone concentrates on fish ‘n chips, unless there are some nice prawns around. The wood chip boat had been filled up and we saw tugs heading off to ‘let her go’ , as one of the tugboat guys said. He said you could see it from the lookout, so off we went to catch the action. In all it took about an hour for the ship to clear the harbour and head for Japan full of chips.
At the lookout I asked one of the other nomads gazing at it “whether he thought there might be some fish on board as well?” He looked at me a bit puzzled and said “No, it was a boat that took wood chips to Japan”. I said , “Oh, I thought they might have some fish to go with the chips.” He gave me an odd look and asked if I was having a lend of him. I said, “No, just a joke.” His wife was chuckling away and thought it was particularly, funny. So did I come to think of it.
We have some light-hearted moments on the road.