Tathra time

As it turns out this is our last stop before heading back to Brisbane. The weather in Eden had turned rather chilly with two nights of brisk winds.

On the way up from Eden we diverted into Ben Boyd NP and took in the Pinnacles Rock formation. White sandstone, weathered as pinnacles, underline harder ironstones. Quite a spectacular formation and very colourful with the green bush surrounding it. Cloudy day, so no blue sky! But then no shadows to aggravate the photographer!

 

Pinnacles formation in Ben Boyd NP

Pinnacles formation in Ben Boyd NP

 

Here in Tathra we have had some warm and sunny days. No use for the track pants and tops we bought in Eden! The beach is really inviting here with wide sand shores and a smooth surf. Bit cold so the Camping ground heated pool was the best option for a dip.

We have had a trip out to Bega to check out the Bega Heritage Cheese Centre and of course the cheese. Tasted the cheeses, many of which you can buy in Coles or Woolies. There was a rather good 3 year aged ‘Heritage’ cheddar, only available at the Centre. We added a block to the fridge. On the way back to Tathra a short tour of the Bega township revealed some nice old homes sitting high on hills overlooking the Bega Valley.

One of the efficient Bega cows

One of the efficient Bega cows

 

Bega Heritage Cheese

Bega Heritage Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An old dairying wagon, costing 55 pounds in 1904 thereabouts.

An old dairying wagon, costing 55 pounds in 1904 thereabouts.

 

Hunter House in Bega

Hunter House in Bega

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Mimosa Rocks NP we checked out a couple of NP basic camping sites for a later trip (have to twist Homealones arm). Ran into a couple of big goannas sunning themselves.

 

Saw 2 big goannas in the  Mimosa Rocks NP

Saw 2 big goannas in the Mimosa Rocks NP

 

Back at Tathra Allthego dropped a line in the Bega River, near the sea outlet, and managed to land a modest sized flathead and trevally which were consumed for dinner on our last night.

Lunch at the Tathra Hotel offered some great pub food a view over the ocean, a whale appeared on the horizon and could be seen from the Hotel window saying goodby.

 

Tathra Beach

Tathra Beach

A glimpse of a whale from the Tathra Hotel window

A glimpse of a whale from the Tathra Hotel window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well that is all now for this trip. Will be back in Brisbane in 4 or 5 days time.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on March 18, 2015, in NSW South Coast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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