View from the top of Old Man of Coniston hike in Lake District National Park, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Preston, Lancashire, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Wyke, West Yorkshire, England on May 29th!

Friday, June 28, 2019

This is winter?

Sure, we had a couple of chilly nights over the past week as a cold spell went through the area we are in in south eastern Australia. After all, it is winter here!

But yesterday and today have made up for it.

So we went out to enjoy the beautiful weather. Our hosts Terrie and Pat took us to a nearby nature reserve, and then down to the coast for a walk on the beach.

First stop was the Bald Hills Nature Conservation Reserve.

They had recently built a new bird watching hut.

Pat and Ruth looking for birds.

Unfortunately there were no worthwhile bird watching photos to be had today.

This tree was dripping an odd red colored sap.

Scenery along the way.

And then we went to Waratah Bay near the coastal village of Walkerville...

It's a beautiful beach.

There is an old lime kiln located here, but it has been abandoned since 1926.

Ruth, Patrick, and Terrie.  

Ruth found a little cove. 

The temperature Friday afternoon got up to 20C (68F). This is winter? The chilly nights this past week were quickly forgotten.

The Cape Liptrap Lighthouse. 

Looking the other way from the lighthouse.

We had planned on leaving Terrie and Pat's today and making our way to "The Prom", which is what the locals call Wilson's Promontory National Park. But it was 2:30pm and we hadn't even had lunch yet! So they invited us to stay parked in the neighbour's vacant driveway for another night which we were quick to accept.

What a great day we had. But, just like the deep cold temperatures of the past week were an anomaly, so were the pleasant highs of yesterday and today.

Tomorrow, it looks like things are back to average. Highs of around 14C (58F) and lows around 9C (48F) which is exactly what we had planned on experiencing at this time of year.

Toshiba 43" TV. Prime members only at this price.

And in Canada...


  1. our campervan company would not allow us to travel on dirt roads so i think we missed one area near walkerville if not the place itself. have seen it all before though. nice part of the state. one handed typing, sorry.

    1. We have heard that some rental companies don't allow you to drive on dirt/gravel roads, one of the reasons that we are happy that we own our camper.

      I don't think that we have found many areas of the state that aren't pretty. :-)

  2. Be sure to walk on Squeaky Beach at the Prom!

    I didn't tell the rental company about some of the places I'd been! ;-)

    1. We will do our best, weather permitting. :-)


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