MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER ST HELENS TO COLES BAY 120kms
Today’s was a picturesque drive following the coast. The road was rather narrow in places and John did not get much chance to look at the scenery we travelled through. Again, we were passing through areas that cried out for us to linger and explore!
We stopped at Bicheno to buy a paper and a focaccia bread for lunch.
Turned off the Tasman Highway to go into Coles Bay, the township by the Freycinet National Park. This was going to be a place we spent some time at, before the cricket intervened!
Booked into the Iluka Caravan Park – $12.50 for a powered site. It was not a very attractive caravan park, but was adequate. We were able to stay hitched up.
John was told as we booked in that TV reception is poor, here, but he spent ages fiddling with the TV aerial. Then he thought he would go fishing – the beach and some rocks were virtually over the road.
I went for a long walk. Followed the shoreline around, had a look at the “centre” of town, walked around to the National Park entrance and had a look at the campground there. I decided we were better off where we were – what I saw of the campground was not very attractive.
The scenery across the bay to The Hazards was spectacular. It is the scenery and walking in the National Park that makes this place so popular.
When I got back it turned out that John did not go fishing, after all – he couldn’t be bothered getting out the gear – but he’d been for a walk, too.
Tea was soup, asparagus frittata, salad, and strawberries. We love the strawberries we have been buying from farm gate stalls – really tasty.