Trip Start May 08, 2008
Trip End Jan 31, 2012

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Friday, June 13, 2008

CANIA GORGE - June 13-15th 2008

Up early to head off to Cania Gorge. A long trip as we somehow got lost a couple of times and then relied on our GPS - Mr Navman - he took us on the shortest route into the Gorge but unfortunately it was a dirt road. About 200m along the road there was a sign saying:

"This road not suitable for cars towing trailers or caravans!"

Back we went again to try another route and finally made it!

It was getting dark but the time we settled down - then Kev spilt his beer all over the floor and the van smelt like a brewery! Then we thought we had run out of gas, but had just forgot to turn it on. Ah well, we will eventually get the hang of this camping thing!

One saving grace, I had a delicious beef curry in the freezer which we really enjoyed for dinner.

It was very chilly in the Gorge, particularly mornings and evenings but we were well prepared for cold weather.

We did some beautiful walks in the gorge, along the creek bed and then up into the caves and down into the valley where there were beautiful, quiet and peaceful rock pools and overhangs. Just a magic place.

Saturday night the hosts had a wine tasting and about 40 people turned up to taste the local wines. There was a roaring log fire (helped along by some kerosene), We took our own nibbles and met a lot of nice people. A fun, but very cold night. Turst us to find a caravan park where they have wine tastings as well!! They were also showing an outdoor movie but it was just too damn cold to stay out any longer. We had every blanket available on the bed that night and the little fan heater worked overtime.

Overall we had a lovely time in the National Park - a pretty park with lots of trees and it was very peaceful. There was also a bird feeding time each evening and after that little bettongs came out and started grazing on the dropped seed. I had never seen a bettong before and they are very cute. Also called a rat kangaroo or potoroo.

Still catching up with some real characters in our travels. An elderly couple asked us where we were from because of the NSW plates on the car. They were also from NSW but the bloke commented on how many Victorians there were up here.

He said "They've got on their number plates "Vic - The Place to Be" but they're never there!!"

Both still well and enjoying the lifestyle immensley.
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