I can hardly believe that, it’s already been three weeks but then I look back at my journal and read all the things we’ve done and see the photos and say “Wow we have crammed heaps in” So day 21 saw us at Coalmine Beach in Walpole (remember its pronounced WARpole) We had booked in for the Wilderness Cruise at 10 am and it was billed as entertaining and informative” and it was certainly that.
Gazza was our host and he surely kept us entertained, full of facts, dates, figures, but sadly with me most of them go in one ear and out the next! Anyways they just got a new floating jetty and a NZ furseal has taken charge of it.. I didn’t get to see the said seal but it was there some where. Gazza joked the “Jetty has the SEAL of approval” because some days they have to close the jetty and use the old when the seal is sleeping on it. So we found out lots of historical facts and why the National park has a French name (Named after the French man who discovered it) WOW there is the link to find out more..
Part way through the cruise we stopped at a Jetty on the Bellangar Beach and got off to hike up a steep hill to over look a secluded bay and then hiked down to that beach, I just googled it.. it’s called Circus Beach. The Bloke and I did the Hike and Star Son opted to stay back with a group of people. That’s another day I’ll live to regret, my legs were absolutely killing me and here I was mistakenly thinking I was “fit” ha ha! After the hike we were served tea, coffee, milo, or cordial and Gazza’s Mum’s home-made “Tingle” cake.. yum!
That took us till almost 12.45pm we were running slightly late because we waited t the start of the tour for “Monica” who was a no-show and then Gazza have a chat just kept on talking and talking and not stopping talking.
Back at camp we spent a lazy afternoon not doing too much, the serenity have finally started to kick in and this is where things slow down and we get a bit “lazy” so we sight see in the mornings come back to camp in the afternoons and then do not a lot.
Early Dinner… potatoes cooked in the coals.. mine had Chilli Philly on them
Mumma Roo brought Joey by for another visit she thinks we are locals now.
This afternoon Star Son went out fishing with the family in the next camp and he caught two Black Bream, but they were undersized and he had to release them, they also saw a tiger snake swimming and they saw the seal! While Star Son was away we packed up his tent and started packing up things in camp to make an early getaway tomorrow. Tomorrow we are off down the coast a bit more to Albany, lots of history in Albany.