Only about 200km to Batemans Bay so didn’t leave the Eden camp until nearly 10am. Really leisurely drive northwards, had intended to stop on the way but the few rest areas seemed rather desolate with little shade.
Found a caravan park off Caseys Beach near Batehaven just south of Batemans Bay proper and set up the camper. Poor TV reception here, they are in a slight depression, so I didn’t bother to get out the aerial especially as we are only staying one night.
It was 1.30pm by the time we unhitched the car and we were pretty hungry so drove down the road to the shopping centre at Batehaven and bought the inevitable seaside fish and chips (and gravy) which we ate on the waterfront.
To be honest we saw a Thai restaurant on the way past but after turning round could not find it again, or at least not until after we had bought the fish and chips.
By the time we finished eating the sky had darkened and thunder could be heard in the distance, back at the park just made a cup of tea before the rain started. There was thunder and small hail for about 20 minutes then light rain for another half an hour.
By 6pm the sky had lightened and we were able to make tea, a toasted sandwich and spend time outside before it got dark.
Today I was reminded why I prefer the inland to the coast. The drive from Wollongong to the far south coast of NSW probably wasn’t a bad run as these things go but I hated most of it. Far too much traffic.
Spending a couple of days down here before visiting Katie and Geoff. Tomorrow will have a look at the attractions that Eden has to offer as well as a visit to Bega.
Quite a nice park but, like everything near the coast, perhaps a little overpriced though to be fair nothing like as much as nearby places.
Bellbirds are happily s(r)inging away as we had an evening stroll around the park.
To give an overview of the trip here is a map of the whole route. It doesn’t include side/day trips but by clicking on it you can zoom in or out and view the satellite images.
Set off for Wollongong at about 8.30am, it was a pretty uneventful trip, drove south at first via Boorowa to get to the Hume Highway near Yass and continued on that heading north until Picton Road.
Arrived home about 1pm, unloaded the car but the camper will be sorted out tomorrow.
Filled up with fuel at the local servo – the most expensive fuel of the whole trip at $1.38/L – How does that work?
Statistics for Trip
Total distance: 2927Km
Total Fuel: 318L
Average Fuel Price: $1.30/L
Average Park Cost: $28.58/night