Eighty Mile Beach
Trip Start Jul 26, 2006
90Trip End May 25, 2009
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Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park
(30 October 2006-2 November 2006)
We found this Caravan Park on the way and stayed here for three nights. We camped as close to the beach as we could on a grassy area, which was nice for a change. It was better than red dust or sand. We met up with our new found friends again on the second day.
Greg went fishing on the second day and got a bucket full of fish, mostly salmon. At home we really do not eat salmon, but here they say it is different and they eat it. Garry and Lorraine who we met at Barn Hill Station, said the best way to eat it, was to crumb it. Since we did not have any crumbs Garry and Lorraine kindly gave us some. We did not like it crumbed as much as battered, but it is good to try it different ways
We also found that the turtles were coming into shore every evening after sunset and laying their eggs on the beach. We managed to see turtles during all three stages of their laying process. One was on his way back down the beach and another covering up his eggs and another laying. It does take some time and effort for the turtles to do this process. It really was great to see these large turtles and something for the kids to remember. We only hope that we are close enough to a beach where the eggs are hatching and the baby turtles are making their way down to the beach. This would be really great to see.
As Greg does not have any beer left he becomes really quite distressed on our first day and Garry and Lorraine have five cases on board and let Greg buy a case off him, which was lovely of them and great. They then give us an education on what to pack and stock up on when you are travelling between towns, because you never know how long you will be gone and where you will end up. Good advice we thought.
Next stop Cape Keraudren. This stop has no power and water and no shade but if you never never go, you will never never know.