Gippsland Coast (7th Oct)

 

Marlo, this is where the snowy river meets the ocean, its a quiet little town with tourists being the main economy with a population of 340 the first settler in 1875 built a 2 room bark hut which expanded to a 9 room house which then became the Marlo Hotel.

The Marlo Hotel.

The Marlo Hotel.

Where the Snowy meets the sea.

Where the Snowy meets the sea.

We started heading back to Lakes Entrance and stopped in had lunch and a look at Nowa Nowa stoney creek trestle bridge, this bridge was built in 1916 when the melbourne to bairnsdale rail line was extended, at 176 metres long, being the longest timber trestle bridge in the southern hemisphere, the last train crossed the bridge in 1988 when the line was decommissioned.

 

Nowa Nowa Trestle Bridge.

Nowa Nowa Trestle Bridge.

This is the Bridge Today.

This is the Bridge Today.

River runs through Nowa Nowa.

River runs through Nowa Nowa.

 

When we broke out the lunch just under the bridge i saw this bird going off, so i went over to have a look thinking it was injured and came across the reason for all the commotion it was a egg poacher the bird won in the end.

he soon high tailed out of there after a few pecks to the head. :-)

he soon high tailed out of there after a few pecks to the head. πŸ™‚

From a nice lunch and cold refreshments πŸ™‚ we started back to the coast to a town named Lakes entrance, we have been here before and didn’t really care for it Β then and the feeling still remains, its a town thats out dated and set up for the crowds that flock there from melbourne, its a fishing port with caravan parks that pack you in like sardines sand flys and mossies, enough said as you can tell im not big on the place each to there own.

Lakes Entrance taken from the west road out.

Lakes Entrance taken from the west road out.

from the lakes we travelled west to a beautiful town by the name of Paynesville, this is what Lakes Entrance is trying to be, i have never seen so many boats Motor and Yachts, there must be thousands of them, they have just started to dredge canals and build subdivisions around the canals with your own personal jetty looks like a great place to set up for retirement, if you had the bucks to do so.

One of the many boat jetties in Paynesville.

One of the many boat jetties in Paynesville.

 

An old Yacht moored at Paynesville.

An old Yacht moored at Paynesville.

This gave me a good laugh, something i would love to cruise down the Murray river on what a classic.

The bed folds down inside.

The bed folds down inside.

So this was a great few days driving around the East Gippsland area there is so much to see and do our next destination will be a little further to the west around the Sale area to do some free camping for a week next to one off the lakes hope to do some fishing and get the boat in the water.

 

4 Comments

  1. Diane Sanders

    Love reading about your travels and the photo’s are great

  2. Amanda cooney

    I feel like I’m back at school doing history lessons wished I loved it as much as I’m enjoying your blogs and photos travel safe and enjoy xxx

    • Thanks Mandy we are trying hard to see and learn as much as possible, and i hated history at school, guess we grow up eventually…..

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