Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Squeaky Beach at The Prom

We spent the first night of our road trip in a small and cozy motel in Tarwin Lower. We enjoyed our dinner in the hotel next door, and chatted with some of the local residents.

Yesterday we drove over to Wilsons Promontory National Park, abbreviated Aussie-style to The Prom. We didn't see any wildlife - most of Australia's interesting creatures are nocturnal - but we enjoyed the scenery. A modest highlight was a long walk on Squeaky Beach, so named because the white quartz sands actually squeak when you walk on them.

Late yesterday afternoon we pulled into the charming town of Lakes Entrance and found the Heyfield Motel, run by a very nice couple. A clean and comfortable room, off-season rates, and free Internet. The owners, Darron and Julie, recommended dinner down the Esplanade at Ferryman's, a fish market as well as a restaurant. Good choice!

Today we'll explore the town and the surroundings and then drive to Sale, where our friends from Flyer Talk Bill and Sue have kindly offered to put up with us for a couple of days before we drive back to Melbourne.

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