SOUTH DURRAS - MORUYA-KANGAROO VALLEY
Trip Start May 08, 2008
65Trip End Jan 31, 2012
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A beautiful quiet spot - almost too quiet! There are no shops (oh, just one little general store - didn't have any bread or much of anything else when we called in - (baker coming tomorrow)! We do get a little spoiled at being able to get anything and everything at any time of the day or night. Not to worry, nice and close to Batemans Bay for supplies and nice coffee!
The park was just beautiful situated in the Murramurang National Park - we entertained outselves each evening watching the antics of the local kangaroo mob - lots of joeys jumping in and out of mum's pouches, and a very randy and seemingly happy male roo doing his duty to keep the population growing.
Lots of beautiful walks along the beach - but there were also lots of blue bottles - not my favourite thing to find in the ocean so swimming in the pool was the next best thing to keep cool.
Had dinner one night with Kev's cousin and her husband in Batemans Bay and we had a lovely night - a very long happy hour for the boys - naturally I was the designated driver - again!!
Had a beautiful, very large grassy site right on the banks of the Moruya River. Stayed at the Riverbreeze Caravan Park and the owners had only taken over the park 5 weeks earlier so were very eager to please. Sites 109,110, 111 are the best sites and we need to remember them.
We had a great week visiting rellies - home-made burgers on the banks of the river with Helen & Lionel, as they were in the middle of painting their house. Local Chinese one night with them and a night on our own at the newly refurbished Balcony Restaurant at the Adelaide Hotel. Great food and a fantastic location on the other side of the river.
The boys had a day out on the Oyster Barge fishing up the Clyde River - even though there were so called "experts" on board - still no fish. A great way to fish though - deck chairs, beach umbrella and an esky for the grog and goodies, but it still doesn't tempt me to try out this very boring pasttime!
Had a trip into Bodalla which is a very quaint little community and was once famous for it's cheese factory. Had lunch at the Dairy Shed which has lots of memorabilia from the factory and now serves a delicious lunch menu and is fully licenced. Very art deco and reminiscent of the old milk bars that we so fondly remember. There is a fantastic local craft shop here as well - hand made jewellery, leather goods, silk scarves and it is well worth a visit. It is called Jenny Rose and the husband does fantastic iron forged furniture also.
KANGAROO VALLEY - November 20th - 23rd, 2009
This was our first trip away with the South Coast group of the A-Van Club but oh my God, it was so hot in Kangaroo Valley! It was 45 degrees when we arrived, and I wasn't sure I could stay the distance. Could not have been in a hotter place if we had planned it.
However, it was a fun weekend and it was good to catch up with other local A-Vanners. There was a very short meeting on Friday, followed by a BBQ and meet 'n greet session. Saturday was a little cooler - 32 degrees. Everyone just did their own thing to try and keep cool and everyone caught up for dinner at the local Thai. Sunday 45 degrees again - swimming in the river was the coolest option and we headed to the local Bowlo because it was air conditioned. Everyone caught up for dinner again at the Kangaroo Valley Pub.
Headed home on the Monday and couldn't believe how cool it was with a little light, misty rain falling. We are looking forward to further gatherings of the club.