Monday morning we rolled out of Queanbeyan after a quick brekkie.
We stopped for a break and coffee at Nimmitabel and downed a very tasty spinach, fetta and tomato muffin at the local café.
Light rain had started to fall near Cooma and it slowly increased as we headed for the coast. Brown Mountain was almost greyed out in fog and rain and the trip down was a little hairy at times.
Four hours after leaving Queanbeyan we rolled into a wet Eden and set up camp in the rain.
After a brief sortie in and around Eden and a refill of gas in the chariot we had a great feed of fresh fish and chips at Eden Fish and Chips in the main street. Service was from friendly and hospitable staff and it was great food.
Hoping that tomorrow will be a finer day as we are planning a walk in the Ben Boyd National Park at Green Cape Lighthouse.
Well the day dawned a replica of yesterday after a wet and blowy night. Rain or shine we were determined to drive to Green Cape.
We could only imagine what the views would have been like on a finer day but still they did not disappoint.
Disaster Bay lookout was our first stop and then on to the track leading to City Rock. By now the chariot was mud covered.
The walk out to the lighthouse and back was a case of “hang on to your glasses”. The wind was quite strong and we thought of the sailors who had been shipwrecked here in years gone by, and of the Sydney to Hobart yacht racers who have had to put into Eden on numerous occasions.
The coastline here is very rugged.
Back at The Burrow we are listening to the tinkle of bellbirds and are contemplating a dinner of chicken Maryland and baked butternut pumpkin on the BBQ. Someone has to do it. The forecast is not good for tomorrow.
Well tomorrow arrived and the BOM were their usual accurate selves. We have clear blue skies and a light breeze.
Off to Merimbula and Pambula and we had a pleasant coffee stop beside the lake at Merimbula before vising the beach at both towns and a quick look at Pambula Lake. A walk on the local boardwalk showed us some local wildlife with our first glimpse of the bellbirds.
Our camp was visited by some local kangaroos and we have finished a fine day with a glass or two with our neighbours, and a lovely feed of fresh fish which we bought at the Snug Bay wharf, and cooked on the BBQ.
Next stop is Cann River tomorrow.