Shoal Bay, July 18th

Since the lost luggage people said they’d deliver another bag to us we decided to stay here one day longer. Tomorrow we will head of to Forster, another 150 or so kilometres up north.

The bag was not delivered; they’ll retry tomorrow at the holiday park we just booked. Appearantly one of the bags of our boys is at my cousins place in Sydney; we will retrieve that one on our way back. Another boys bag will be delivered tomorrow, which means that we still miss the luggage of one boy and the bag with our remaining cloths, my toilet bag and all chargers in it. I do miss my tripod and I was looking forward to trying out my new lenses, but I fear I might have to replace those. Here, if I can find a specialized shop with the right equipment, or at home after I return.

Today was very cold the locals complained: about 15 degrees and with a still burning sun so for us it merely means we have to zip our coats up. There was a stiff wind though, so we were happy that we took the whale spotting cruise yesterday.

We spent this day walking and climbing. First to the left hand side of the bay, where we climbed the head. Than we walked back over the beach to the other side of the bay, where we climbed Tomaralee Head; a 550 m high hill so that was quite a steep climb. Falco got tired, but since we walked and climbed for about 4 hours we felt he had a right to complain a bit in the end. Food and drink helped restore the bad mood quite effectively.

Walking on the beach was nice enough in itself, but at one point we actually had a dolphin swimming past, just a few metres away, which was an unexpected and appreciated event.

Tim will try the camp BBQ in a few minutes, to make us steak sandwiches. We will make them the Dutch way, which means smaller than the Australian sandwiches and without beetroot (which I like, but the kids don’t). Though big, there sandwiches are often nice and healthy. I ordered a salad today, which was on the menu too, and it turned out to be a salad sandwich too, which tasted nice and felt good. I now know I still fit my own jeans (they were in the delivered bag), so I’ll try to keep it that way 😉


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  1. Henri /

    De onderweg (of ergens anders aangeleverde) koffers, begint een beetje op een adventure game te lijken LOL . Dat vergt een goede planning. Maar helaas wel extra tijd.
    Koud daar? Nou in midden Victoria (staat) heeft het gisteren gesneeuwd (dun laagje). En in Melbourne niet warmer dan 10C
    ” still fit my own jeans (they were in the delivered bag), so I’ll try to keep it that way ;)”
    Vanuit hier kunnen we dat nog niet bevestigen. Bewijsmateriaal (foto’s) ontbreekt 🙂
    Veel plezier weer verder….

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