Going back along the Coastal Road

12 Jan

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Early in the morning of the 1st of January 2015 we stopped at the Cobargo Bakehouse for breakfast. But more about this later.

We left Martin and Essendon early in the morning of the 31st of December 2014. Our first stop was at the information centre in Sale. Toilet facilities and free maps were welcome. The place looked the same as we remembered it from a trip along the coastal road to Melbourne that we did many, many years ago. I am not sure, maybe it was ten years ago. We then stopped in the town of Sale for refreshments:

 

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When I sat down I noticed this title page on one of the tables.

When I sat down I noticed this title page on one of the tables.

Here are our cakes

Here are our cakes

and tea or coffee to refresh us.

and tea or coffee to refresh us.

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Soon we were on our way to Lakes Entrance, a very beautiful place at Bass Strait. There we enjoyed a stroll along the promenade next to where all the boats were. I did not walk as far as the others. I relaxed sitting down for a while and watching all that was going on around me. I include here some of the pictures that Peter took. I took only some of the pics!

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Statue opposite the Returned Soldiers’ Club

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Next stop was here:

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This view we had at the back of the General Store.

This view we had at the back of the General Store.

We ordered a very good lunch at the General Store. They did bring it out to us where we were sitting at the back of the store.

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We did not take photos of our lunch. However I remember I shared one portion of fish and chips with Peter. The fish tasted very good and was a very large piece which was definitely enough to eat for the two of us. I think we had ginger beer to drink. And later on we bought an ice-dream in the store. I also remember they had some good toilet facilities at the back.

We looked around the place a bit more. And Peter acted as the photographer again. Here are some of the pictures he took after we had finished eating:

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We were already close to the border of New South Wales.

We were welcomed by this sign.

We were welcomed by this sign.

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The booked unit at the Motel in Bega turned out to be a two bedroom unit: Very good for the four of us for an overnight stay.

Casey, who came to pick us up from our motel in Bega, stopped the car here to show us the view.

Casey, who came to pick us up from our motel in Bega, stopped the car here to show us the view.

Here are some more pics that were taken at Tathra with our camera:

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A visitor shortly before New Year's Eve end.

A visitor shortly before New Year’s Eve end.

First stop after we left Bega the next morning was Cobargo. It turned out they had good coffee at the Bake house and also – surprise, surprise – some Berliners (Pfannkuchen!) or you may call them Jam Rolls.

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It was a lovely summer’s morning and we were sitting outside.

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Next stop was Bodalla for buying cheese.

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A great variety of cheeses to choose from.

A great variety of cheeses to choose from.

Then another short break in Berry. And, voila, thanks to Matthew’s excellent driving our beautiful rental car got us back home to Dapto in the early afternoon! It was good to see home again. Everything was the way we had left it. Of course we opened all the windows to let some fresh air in.
And soon we had some refreshments on the table. There were still some things left from Christmas and the place looked quite all right. We even turned the lights on our Christmas Tree on again! It was not too hot, not at all.

Our Christmas Tree and all the Christmas things we packed away on Wednesday, the 7th of January 2015. Soon it is going to be Christmas again. Then we are going to start all over again. Or maybe we won’t do all the Christmas decorations another time? Well, so far it has been fun to still be able to do all this. So let’s hope for another time! πŸ™‚

10 Responses to “Going back along the Coastal Road”

  1. berlioz1935 January 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    It was a memorable drive up the coast on the “Old” Princess Highway.

    • auntyuta January 12, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

      Sure was, Berlioz. πŸ™‚

  2. gerard oosterman January 12, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    I did that trip at least fifty years ago and remember a place called Tathra. We slept in tents during the way. Great photos!

    • auntyuta January 14, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

      Maybe you can do it again one day, Gerard! Not necessary sleeping in tents though. Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚

  3. cardamone5 January 13, 2015 at 12:49 am #

    “Let’s hope for another time”…indeed! Lovely pic of you and Peter.

    Love,
    E

    • auntyuta January 13, 2015 at 7:28 am #

      Thanks, E. Yea, let’s hope for another time! πŸ™‚

  4. Robert M. Weiss January 13, 2015 at 6:17 am #

    Some splendid photos, Uta. Great picture of you and Peter. I thought the statues showed character and feeling. The Mad Tea Party was very interesting! Thanks for posting!

    • auntyuta January 13, 2015 at 7:27 am #

      Thanks, Robert. I had great fun posting all this! πŸ™‚

  5. aussieian2011 January 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Lakes Entrance is a beautiful part of Australia Uta, as you found out.
    I like the carvings, especially Simpson and also the Nurse.
    The Mad Hatters tea party set up must be great for the kids.
    Glad you had a great visit and enjoyed your journey all round.
    Ian

    • auntyuta January 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

      The New Year’s Eve celebrations in Tathra were a great finish to our trip.
      It was good that we could go back home along the coast. Yes, this was a very interesting trip, Ian. Thanks for commenting!
      Cheers,
      Uta

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