19.02.2012 - 19.02.2012
After a slow morning on Mystery Bay and meeting other young nomads from Perth (heading in the opposite direction) it was time to continue further south. Our plan was to get to Bermagui but we got as far as Wallaga Lake, a gem of a place for kiting, up there (dare I say) with Old Bar! The inlet is waist deep at middle tide and you can ride out to the mouth to hit the waves. The NE wind was up 25 knots, perfect to get a good session out of the system!
Next stop was Merimbula, another inlet town protected on the south side from the NE winds.
We took the kayak, surf board and dive gear down to the river and made our way out to the ocean. The views were spectacular...
We could have stayed all afternoon but it was time to hit the road again, this time leaving NSW & heading into VIC. First stop, Lake Tyres. 4 hours from Melbourne and what felt like a lifetime from civalisation (for Jen anyway). We found an interesting "free camp" site in our camping guide book. 16kms down a dirt track and "interesting" turned into "Wolf Creek scary". But... by 7pm with the sun threatening to set we decided to stay. Thankfully the only creeper overnight was a huntsman the size of a taranchula!
By Friday afternoon we hit sunny Albert Park, Melbourne to spend time with good friends Mick and Chelsea Tobin. We jumped on our new bikes and followed Mick as he showed us around... Tobin Tours thoroughly recommended
Jen suggested we take a break and as luck would have it, in front of a women's beach volleyball match...
A little boys time was spent learning to kitesurf on St Kilda beach. Mick was a natural...
It will be hard to leave Mick and Chelsea, thanks for the memories guys!
The slight rush through east coast VIC is to get to Queenscliff, Cottage By the Sea by Monday. After this we will take more time to coast around starting with the Great Ocean Road