When we woke this morning it was raining. I vaguely remember hearing thunder and rain during the night and it was still raining softly. It was overcast and gloomy outside.
Kevin & Sally called by about 9.30am to let us know they hadn’t been able to book their site for another night so they decided to pack up and start their journey towards home. They have to be home by Tuesday so only have 5 days left to meander whereas we still have another 9 days. We had enjoyed traveling with them and will miss them. We hope they have some good adventures on their way home. Maybe Kevin will finally catch a fish at Lake Eildon.
The rain eased up late in the morning and we got our ebikes off their rack to go for ride and check out Lakes Entrance. There is a good cycle/walking path that starts outside the caravan park. We followed that and found the bridge over the North Arm that our great camp site overlooks.
Continuing to follow the bike path and we followed along the Espanade past the fishing fleet on one side and the shops on the other. We came to the footbridge that takes you across the Cunningham Arm to Main Beach. Main Beach is home to the Surf Club and the gorgeous beach is manned by lifesavers over the summer holidays. 90 mile beach stretches away to the left and right.
We discovered whilest visiting the Plaza to stock up on wine and fresh bread that Lakes Entrance has a cinema and this day they were showing the new Death on the Nile at 1.00pm. Sounded a good thing to do on an overcast day so we rode to the Cinema (which is also the squash courts) and bought tickets. We had 40 minutes to wait so rode back to the shops, bought fish & chips and took it to the park near the beach footbridge to eat it while we people watched.
We both enjoyed the movie then rode back to our camp. Rich settled in with his MacBook and I went for another short ride to Kalimna Jetty and back. Even though the caravan park is very full it is a peaceful spot and the view of the water is lovely. We’ve enjoyed out few days at Lakes Entrance. The Lakes Entrance Recreation & Camping Reserve is a great spot to stay. It costs $30 per night for a powered site. The park is very well maintained and Sally said the showers were great. The park is also pet friendly and our neighbours have two poodles, one a chestnut coloured six-month-old standard and the other a silver 13 year old toy poodle.
Last night as we were sitting outside under our awning with Kevin & Sally the two dogs next door were having a party in their van. Their owners had gone out for dinner and the dogs were running amok. We all hoped the inside of the van was going to be OK. I saw the owners today and they assured us that the van was fine. The dogs would have just been playing.