26.03.2007 - 28.03.2007 24 °C
After another cold night on Phillip Island (this time we have been sleeping in the car, which was at least a little bit warmer), we packed our stuff and hit the road to Sydney. The further East / North we went, the greener and nicer the landscape got. This is a remote area with lots of national parks, but no special attractions. In fact it reminded us a lot of good old Bavaria only a lot bigger! On the way, we just stopped in a few small towns to buy food and some more camping gear.
The following night we slept in our car again near the fishing village Marlo in East Gippsland. We had found a really nice spot on a riverside to park our car. The river though did not only attract us, but also lots of massive mosquitos which were trying to devour us.
On the next day we moved on to Batemans Bay. Finally, we found a shop selling foam matresses and got one, that fits exactly in the rear of our car. The destination for this night was a beach in Murramarang National Park. The beautiful bay was separated from the main road by a few kilometers of gum and rain forest and surrounded bei Rocks and Hills.
The best thing however was that the camp site was full of animals:
At the nearby beach the were lots of kangaroos and on the way to the beach we had to get passed a bunch of very noisy parakeets.
Dinner time was then not only a thing Frank looked forward to but also all the animal surrounding us! As it was already dark by the time we started cooking, we weren't always able to see the creatures sneaking up to us. Sometimes a kangaroo, possum or the like gave us a well shock when it suddenly appeared in the light of our torch, only a meter away (frequently on our dinner table).
In the morning we left this lovely spot and hit the road for our final destination – Sydney!
On our way there we went through Kiama, a fishing village about 150 km South of Sydney. We had some delicious fish 'n chips before we headed to the famous blowhole. This is a kind of cave in which ocean water is pressed in by the waves and is sprayed out on the other side in a fountain that can reach a height of up to 60m when the sea is rough!
Kiama is a nice place which gave us some rest before entering the city.