Yesterday we took the advice of the very friendly lady at the Gold Rush Colony and traveled south on the Tourist road to our first stop, Mystery Bay. This is a beautiful beach area with lots of crashing waves on the rocks and we enjoyed a picnic lunch here. The wind also started to pick up here and I'm glad that I brought my little jacket. ** The mystery is about the two miners that heard about a gold find in the bay and came to investigate. They met a geologist and two archeologists from the area and set out by boat to search for the site. After some time with no word back, a search party was sent out to find them. The boat was found intact at the head of the bay with all their documents and supplies but the men were never found! and that's the mystery...**
Second stop was Central Tilba, a historical aboriginal town with lots of little shops. Then on to Tilba Tilba, which is known as Central Tilba's sister town. (much more shops and touristy items) We spent time in the little shops in both places to check out the wares and original art objects.
Back on the tourist road and we stopped along the way to walk out onto the beaches to catch photo opportunities. By this time the wind had really picked up and the sand was stinging our legs and faces as we walked, but true photographers, (or silly ones) don't give up and Jim got some really nice shots of crashing waves.
|Jim was hoping to get up to take a picture of a bird! LOL only kidding, he wanted to show the size of the rock.|
|Thunderous and wondrous sound!!|
We drove along into Bermagui Bay and stopped to have Fisherman's basket, (also recommended) which we shared; 4 fish cocktails(pieces of fish), 2 prawns, 2 sea scallops, 2 calamari rings and chips. We found it all very tasty even the calamari that neither of us had a taste for, but it was very tender.
Back on the road again we stopped at one or two view pull offs, but the wind was fierce and we were tired of fighting it. On the way back I spotted a carwash so we were able to wash off a majority of the forest road dirt and clay that had accumulated over the week. I guess rental cars are supposed to stay on pavement, pretty much impossible here.
Back at the timeshare we had a pizza and watched some terrible TV. Although we did catch a nice program about forests and animals that live in them around the globe.
We are laying low today, doing laundry and packing and will probably walk over to the restaurant for supper as we have eaten all (almost) our provisions that we brought and bought. Such a great time we had, but I'm looking forward to home and my kitties and Zulu. It has been a SPOT ON TIME!!