We're on the road from Sydney but progress is slow because there are
beautiful beaches and views around every corner/curve of the road.
We have quite a collection of shells and rocks to bring home. The
photo shows me with some small acquisitions.
Last night we stayed over a pub in the town of Bega. Checked a couple
of modern motels at $115 and $125 for all the mod cons – kitchenettes,
wifi et al. However the friendly Victorian pub won out at $50 with
shared bath and no kitchen or wifi. Due to no kitchen we got to eat
pub food instead. At about midnight J decided that it was too stuffy
(and the bed was too bouncy for 2 people) so he was going to sleep in
the car. After a few snags, such as him setting off the pub security
system, he found a quiet road that was so wonderful that he took me
there in the morning to admire it. I slept fitfully in our $50 bed.
We made better progress today and are on track to arrive in or near
Melbourne tomorrow night.
Tonight we are in a wonderful motel (immaculate, with excellent shower
pressure, TV, free wifi, etc) for $85, which is not much more than
the price of a hostel for 2 ($75-85) in Sydney.
About the road trip – today I did my first shift driving on the left
side of the road. I even had to do a U-turn to check out some road
kill that turned out to be a very large koala bear – perfectly
preserved with rigor mortis just like some kangaroos we photographed
earlier in the day. I will be happy to show you these photos upon
request. (Can't send them now since they're on the other camera.)