Australia Day was on a Thursday, so we closed for business and included Friday in making a long weekend in the GR8L1F at Lakes Entrance. Sharlee drove down in her Peugeot and tented on our site. We left early morning on the Thursday stopping at Moe for breakfast which included hash browns with cereal consumed in the MH. The trip was quite uneventful and we arrived at the North Arm Tourist Park around mid day and backed into what was a rather small site to spend a long weekend.
Fortunately, there is much to do in Lakes Entrance for a weekend. However, Friday was very windy so we spent most of the time in the MH watching the cricket test between Australia and India – oh the Australian Open Tennis was on too; the men’s semi finals were on.
Saturday was a brilliant day. The sky was blue and not a sign of wind or impending clouds. We had taken our bikes and so did a ride around Lakes Entrance checking out the town and finding some great spots to just relax beside the water. In the afternoon, Lyn and I took a two and a half hour catamaran trip around the lakes of the area. There are some great views and some very special spots where many were finding “the fish aren’t biting today”. The palatial residences in the canals at Paynesville were something to enjoy; great places to retire, if you don’t have a motor home. On our way back to the MH, Lyn and I enjoyed a fantastic hot chocolate at the local chocolate factory – mmmmmm. Saturday night was spent watching the two ‘grunters’ of tennis fight it out in the Ladies Final of the Australian Open.
Sunday, another brilliant day. We had never taken the walk across from the town of Lakes Entrance, so after checking out of the park, we moved the MH to near the access bridge to the isthmus. We found some beautiful vistas from the walk and some interesting bush flowers. No moving wildlife tho! The walk took around 2 hours return, to the end of the head of the lakes entrance and back.
Our return trip home was fairly busy on the highway and then we motored through a full on rain storm and arrived home a little later than expected.