Day Seven Tuesday 11th Feb 2014 Traralgon – Paradise Beach, Vic
We pack up and all disperse to fire-safe free camps further afield. One couple are off to a park they know of in Toora. We pass others setting up at Willow Grove in Rosedale. We intend to go to Port Albert via Sale as the Yarram Road is still doubtful. We have a good coffee at the Arts Centre in Sale and explore the port area.
We’ve never been to Seaspray so we drive the short distance. Seaspray is a sleepy little holiday town with lots of much-loved wooden shacks that have names like ‘This’ll Do’. Following the 90 Mile Beach coast between Seaspray and Paradise Beach there are a number of camp areas tucked in behind the dunes amongst the ti tree. We search for a spot and eventually find one that is firm enough for our 2WD car. It is shaded by ti tree and a hop skip and jump over the dunes to 90 Mile Beach, Paradise Beach indeed. We find that the beach is scattered with bluebottle jellyfish, their transparent blue bottles drying in the sun. There are big Pacific gulls standing on the beach totally unafraid of humans, we find out later that they’re waiting for the surf fishermen to clean their catch, an easy partnership.
As evening approaches the campground fills with an assortment of vehicles and tents. We cook a couple of Chicken Kievs that we bought in Sale and watch TV on 12volt power. The power level barely drops. Outside the only sound is pounding surf.
Towing Kms: 90Kms