SEASPRAY: SUNNY, COLD, WARM, WINDY, WET, FINE
Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
322Trip End Oct 31, 2013
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SEASPRAY via Sale, Golden Beach, Paradise Beach along 90 mile Beach Rd.
Sunny, windy,cloudy etc etc.15 - 27.
After a lunch break at Sale we headed south, back to the coast and reached Golden Beach, not much there so kept driving until we reached our intended camping spot, Paradise Beach. This camp was free and totally full! A frustrated camper waved us down and told us there were 30 kilometres of free camping spots along the coastal drive back the other way and that he could not understand why everyone wanted to be here!!
We needed no further prompting and took the beautiful coastal drive along 90 mile beach searching for our camp site.
There were indeed individual sites all along that road but some were definitely 4 wheel drive access, some were decidedly feral and with storms forecast for the night and deciding that without knowledge of the area we may not be safe, we moved along. A few sites were taken over by large groups of unfriendly (they did not wave or acknowledge us) types and we agreed we would drive on to Seaspray.
Seaspray is a tiny seaside town on the beautiful 90 Mile Beach; one shop, a holiday park and a community hall. We were surprised to see a thriving Surf Club with a large contingent of members!
The manager of the holiday park,originally from Brisbane was very helpful and friendly and gave Kath a senior's discount on our fees ("you don't look like a senior!" he said and Kath was happy!!!!) and told us to pick our own "Perfect" spot in an almost empty ground!
Unfortunately the weather was a bit wild and woolly but being Saturday, we were able to buy the weekend newspapers and sheltered in the van most of the day. We did take walks along the beach with gale force winds keeping the walks short and the creek side was a little more sheltered but cooool! ! The general store startled us with the best ever hamburger with the lot for lunch on Saturday.
Saturday night was stormy and extremely windy and the bike covers flapped so vilolently that Kath braved the inclement night to rope up the flapping bits and to allow a peaceful sleep.
She must have been mad, but she got up to check out the sunrise at 4.45am but was soon back in bed to warm up.
We are not used to such changeable weather; it is difficult to say the day is sunny or cloudy, warm or cold because it can be and then suddenly everything changes! Layers of clothing and a ready raincoat are the way to go!
We never did get to swim the beautiful 90 Mile Beach.
Next stop Melbourne!