Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Merry Beach 6 – 10 September

Last night, after surviving a horrific wind storm, we decided to head south and look for calmer waters. We stopped at Ulladulla and stocked up on provisions and then headed into the Murramarang National Park to look for a quiet spot to stop. We found Merry Beach, a lovely little spot with camping right on the beach amongst a herd of kangaroos. The camp ground was mostly deserted, so we took our time choosing a spot to get a great view and the allowing the winter sun to come in – mum would have been happy! The next day we explored the area and drove up to Bawley Point, stopping at Pretty Beach, Kioloa Beach, Racecourse Beach, Hell Beach and Bawley Beach, but none were as picturesque as our camp spot. We went for a walk along Hell beach and were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins swimming among the waves. The next morning we got up early to watch the sunrise over the water, which was spectacular – just a wisp of cloud that changed from a pinkish red to a golden yellow. Heather joked that all we needed was to see a dolphin or a whale, when right on cue, a pod of dolphins swam in front of the rising sun! On Sunday we took a drive on some 4WD tracks down to Pebbly Beach in the Murramarang National Park. Despite the name, it was a beautiful beach and while it had plenty of kangaroos, there was not a pebble in sight. We then headed down to South Durras and then up to North Durras and then Depot Beach. They were all quiet villages with more kangaroos than people, although at Xmas the situation would be reversed I guess. While we enjoyed looking at all the beaches, we were happy we were staying at Merry Beach, with a camp spot right on the beach.

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