Our group, stopped at the Devil's Backbone viewpoint, Durango, Mexico.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Near Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Where are they going next? Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

It's not that easy to find a free overnight spot, but we are pretty good at it!

The first stop of the day was the Congo Campground in Eurobodalla National Park. We had no intention of overnighting there, we just wanted to see if there were any trails to take advantage of.

It turned out that there wasn't much to see at that particular spot. And had we wanted to camp, it was going to cost $8.50 AUD per person. Not unrealistic, but there was no real reason for us to stay.

We did take a couple of photos though...

There are lots of Australian black swans in the area.

Scenery at Congo Point.

We found a spot to park up and go for another coastal hike. Not a long one, but maybe 5 kms (3 miles) or so.

Great views!
I think we only saw one other person the whole time.

Waves crashing in.

We were just about to turn around when I saw some dolphins cruising the coast. We think there were four of them, but I only got off one good shot...

Not bad, considering we were so far away.
I love the zoom on our camera!

White faced heron.

Next stop was Mullimbura Point.

Too bad that parking spot above is in the National Park. Would have made for a great overnight stop!

The rocks are so odd.

Just waiting for the fish to bite!

Ruth, checking out the coastal rocks.

Rough shoreline. 

Be careful up there!

Weird rocks.

Scenery along the way.

White bellied sea eagle.

The same bird, carrying something.

So we're walking along this trail, and I spot something that looks like a bright green piece of beach towel stuck on a tree branch. I don't know how else to describe it. Then, it moved and I realized it was a bright green bird.

It hopped into the shade for a while, and I managed to get off a decent shot of it...

The rainbow lorikeet.

The colors are gorgeous, even in the shade. But look what happens when he hops into the sunlight...!

Wow!

Scenery looking south at Mullimburra Point.

We enjoyed watching the waves crash in at Grey Rocks.

Looking down the coast from Bingie Bingie Point.

Me, with the oil tanks from the wreckage of the S.S. Monaro in 1879.

A kangaroo resting in the late day sun.

A big part of this coastline is Eurobodalla National Park, and there is no free camping in the park. So it's not that easy to find a free overnight spot... but we are pretty good at it!

I saw a road that dead ended at the local sewage treatment plant. No, that doesn't sound like a good overnight spot, and it wasn't!

However, on the road leading up to it was a turn off that allowed us to pull off, and there would not be any Sunday night traffic heading to the sewage plant. So far, it is a totally peaceful quiet night, and I'm sure it will continue. In fact, looking out the side window, you would think we were parked in the forest somewhere. 

Another beautiful day out exploring!

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14 comments:

  1. Your trip still amazes me. Just getting caught up now that I'm back to work.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the freedom.

    It's about time.

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    1. We are so happy that you are enjoying our trip. And if you are amazed by it, wait until Kevin does up our expense report for our whole trip here, that will really amaze you! :-)

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  2. Wow, the lorikeet is stunning, perhaps the prettiest bird this trip, but that's a hard call

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    1. It sure is stunning and yes, I think it is one of the most colourful birds that we have seen here in Australia. I guess there is a reason that the call it a "rainbow" lorikeet.

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  3. Stunning colors on that Lorikeet!

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    1. Yes, it's colours are very vivid, especially in the sunshine. :-)

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  4. Yes, the rocks are odd. I grew up in Maine, where the coast is rocky, but what you've encountered are so, so different. Even the outcroppings on an otherwise sandy beach seem out of place. Thanks so much for taking us along. Anxious to hear your impression of Oahu next month.

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    1. We have to agree with you, the erosion on the type of rocks that they have along this section of coast is very different. We too have seen rocky coastlines before in both Canada and the USA but nothing quite like this.

      We are looking forward to seeing what Oahu is like as well. It will be nice to have a rental car so that we can do a little off the beaten path exploring, not that it a very big place to explore.

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  5. What amazing bird photos! I was sure the White-Faced Heron was your best until I saw the Lorikeet!

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    1. Thanks Emily! We can't believe the amount of amazing birds that we are getting a chance to see. There are some real beauties here, more than we ever expected.

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