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Day 66 - Tuesday 10 July 2012

Eighty Mile Beach

We had to be up early this morning to line up for a powered caravan site. As reception opened at 8:00 am, David went up at 7:45 am to line up but found himself number 6 in the queue. Number 1 had taken up his position at 6:30 am, while others had joined him at 7:00 am and 7:30 am. They had it all worked out as they had partners running around the park working out which sites had been vacated and selecting the best.

The first five had sites allocated immediately, and two of us were left to see if the other two due to vacate actually left. At about 9:15 am we got the good news that we had been allocated powered site 128 – quite a good site as it turned out – so we are happy. Just before 10:00am we were able to move onto the site and spent the rest of the morning doing a full set-up of our camp as we are here until Monday morning 16 July.

Our camp site in the powered area of the Caravan Park

Our camp site in the powered area of the Caravan Park

View of the Caravan Park

View of the Caravan Park

After lunch we went for a walk along the beach to check out the fishing action – there were dozens of 4WDs on the beach and hundreds of people fishing. On the way to the beach we walked past the fish cleaning station where a lucky fisherman was cleaning 2 thread fin salmon that were each about 4 feet long (that’s 1.2 metres Michelle). It seemed that pilchards were the bait of choice so on the way back to our site we purchased a bag of frozen pilchards at the shop for bait. Tomorrow we will try our luck.

Fish Cleaning Station

Fish Cleaning Station

Fishers on the beach

Fishers on the beach

Fishers on the beach with their 4WDs

Fishers on the beach with their 4WDs

The camp ground has a small War Memorial for Vietnam Veterans that is well tended.

Vietnam War Memorial at the Caravan Park

Vietnam War Memorial at the Caravan Park

Back at our camp we settled back for a few drinks until another beautiful sunset.

Sunset at Eighty Mile Beach CP

Sunset at Eighty Mile Beach CP

Posted by TwoAces 06:38

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