You can tell it's going to be a good hike when the scenery on the way to the trailhead is spectacular.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Huaraz, Peru.

Where are they going next? Not sure yet! We return to Canada November 3rd.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

We went to Dolphin Point... and saw whales!

We're only 200 kms (122 miles) away from Sydney now. But there is still lots to see between now and our arrival there on the 14th.

Quite a few National Parks and State Forests along the way, and we seem to be able to go back and forth between the mountains and the coast with no problem at all... we will probably drive 400 kms in order to do that 200km distance!

Today was a good example. We woke up in a State Forest, but the we drove to the coast for breakfast.

A cloudy start to the day back at the coast.

After breakfast, we went for a walk along the coastline at Dolphin Point.

We didn't see any dolphins... but we saw whales!

They were way off in the distance.

I just missed it as one of them came up out of the water!

A superb fairy wren.

Ruth found a big cuttlefish bone.

The cuttlefish is part of the squid family, but when they die they leave behind a cuttlebone.

Nice view.

We went into the town of Ulladulla and did some grocery shopping. The whole town was really busy, and we haven't quite figured out why, other than it was a Sunday. 

Our fresh water tank was empty, and we were in need of showers. And, because we didn't want to drive very far our house battery wouldn't get much of a charge. And there wasn't much sunshine for the solar panel. On top of that, we have driven on quite a few gravel roads lately and both the truck and camper were due for a cleanup.

So with all of that, we decided to go to a campground for the night. There are several "holiday parks" in the area, but they were all over $28 a night with electric. So we went to the local showgrounds (fairground) where they had camping with electric and hot showers for $25 AUD ($23 CAD, $17.50 USD) for the night. 

At the Milton Showgrounds.

We spent a couple of hours getting everything cleaned up, including defrosting and cleaning the refrigerator. Hey... it's not always just fun and games when we're traveling you know!

 A little wattle bird.

They eat nectar, just like a hummingbird.

And, we spotted another rainbow lorikeet.

They like eating something from these flowers.


I see you!

Seems we've developed a slow leak in the left rear tire, so we'll stop somewhere and get it fixed tomorrow morning.

Looks like we are back to blue sky and sunshine over the next few days... they're even calling for a high of 21C (70F) on Wednesday... hopefully they are right!

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And in Canada...




8 comments:

  1. Always interesting and informative, loving this trip!

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  2. Nice surprise to see the whales!

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    1. It is always nice to see whales but we aren't totally surprised by them as they are quite common along this coastline, so we always have our eyes open for them. :-)

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    1. Yep, we love seeing whales, it was just too bad that they were so far out that we couldn't really get a look at them.

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  4. That rainbow lorikeet could easily blend itself among other foliage. What a great cover for a pretty bird!

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    1. Yes, they could especially if you don't see their coloured fronts. Their backs are the perfect green to match into the foliage on most trees.

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