11th November We said goodbye to
Victoria this morning as we headed off the 267ks to
Merimbula on the Sapphire (South) Coast, NSW.
We were hoping for better weather, but it wasn't to
be. The wipers worked most of the way here and we
had to set up in the cold/rain here at Sapphire
Valley Caravan Park. We had no sooner finished
setting up, than it absolutely poured!
Once the rain eased, we did the mandatory cruise of
the area and are now back in the warmth of the van.
We are here for 3 nights, so we'll get more serious
tomorrow, taking in the sights on offer. This place,
like many other coastal towns we've seen on our
trip, would be absolutely beautiful if the weather
were warm and sunny.
Tuesday 12th November It absolutely poured
all night here, so we didn't sleep that well. (We've
had 4 inches since we arrived!) It's 9:40 already
and we haven't yet left the the van. The radar shows
the heaviest rain passing over soon, so we should be
able to start 'touristing' shortly.
Tuesday Noon: Surprise, surprise! The rain
has gone, the sky is blue and the sun is shining!
the car Bev, we're outa here!
The view from our Caravan
to Batemans Bay
of the same on this leg of the journey, with the
We stayed 3 days here at Batemans Bay
and it rained 2 of the 3. However, we had a good
look around this coastal playground, where
Sydneysiders love to spend their Summer Holidays.
Good-bye Batemans Bay
Bay to Wollongong
left Batemans Bay Sunday morning and thought we
might stop at Nowra, or even at Berry, but it was
raining so hard I could hardly see where we were
going. We kept going and are now at the Wollongong
Surf Leisure Resort, where we are spending 4
nights before moving on to Forster, where we will be
catching up with Joanne and Luke and Luke's brother
rain Sunday night, nearly all day Monday and
thankfully, fined up today (Tuesday). We've had so
much cold, wet weather in the past couple of months,
it's hard to maintain a positive outlook and you
begin to wish you were home. But then along comes a
sunny day and things look brighter again!
guys at the weather Bureau say the fine weather should continue for the next few days, but then more rain will be moving in. We sure hope it's fine for Forster, not only for us, but for the boys and their