A Travellerspoint blog

September 2016


Monday 19 September 2016

Heavy rain overnight and cloudy today.

Once the rain cleared we went for a walk around the caravan park and the nearby town.


Jetty facilities at the Mallacoota Caravan Park.


View across Mallacoota Inlet.


Jetties at Mallacoota.


Another view of Mallacoota Inlet.


View across Mallacoota Inlet to the sea.

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Narooma to Mallacoota

Sunday 18 September 2016

Grey skies today with rain threatening. An easy trip today of 221 km.

Today we drove south through Bega, and stopped for fuel at Eden, before continuing on to Mallacoota.

The Mallacoota Foreshore Caravan Park is a very large park with jetties and moorings available for hire.

As rain was threatening we decide to remain hitched up for our stay.

No photos today.

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Narooma Day 2

Saturday 17 September 2016

Fine and mainly sunny again today.

Today we drove to Central Tilba (a heritage listed town) and Bermagui, a fishing port south of Narooma. Bermagui has a safer bar-way than Narooma and is more popular with commercial fishing boats and liezure craft.

At Central Tilba we walked around the town and visited the ABC Cheese factory. At Bermagui we had lunch at the Fishermans Wharf and visited the Blue Pool.


Countryside near Central Tilba.


Central Tilba main street.


Bates Emporium Store in Central Tilba.


Typical house in Central Tilba.


ABC Cheese Factory, Central Tilba.


View from the Central Tilba Look Out.


Another view from the Central Tilba Look Out.


Central Tilba from the Look Out.


Nearby rocky outcrop at Central Tilba.


A bit of rusty old iron at Central Tilba.


Di posing again.


Looking south from the Look Out at Bermagui.


Near the Blue Pool, Bermagui.


The Blue Pool.


Bermagui Wharf.


Carving at Bermagui Fishermans Wharf.


Fishermans Wharf at Bermagui.

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Narooma Day 1

Friday 16 September 2016

Fine and mainly sunny today.

We were up early and on the road to Bega by 7:00 am. We arrived at the Nissan dealer in Bega at 8:00 am and they were able to look at the Navara while we went and had breakfast. A couple of hours later they rang to say that they had completed their inspection.

The Navara has a leaking exhaust manifold gasket (this is the third time). a worn alternator bearing with a bit of a rattle. and a worn air-conditioner compressor bearing. None of these issues require immediate repair, and they suggested that we wait until we get home to have any repairs carried out. In any event they would not be able to get parts until the following week by which time we would have moved on. We have decided to switch off the air-conditioner to prevent the electric clutch from switching in and out, and not to have the head-lights on during the day as has been our practice, to take the load off the alternator.

We arrived back at Narooma about lunch time and went for a drive around some of the tourist spots.


Looking south from the Bar Rock Look Out.


Montague Island from Bar Rock Look Out.


Rock walls protecting the entrance to Narooma harbour.


Rock wall is in fact cast concrete blocks.


Narooma yacht anchorage.


Narooma Wharf.


Looking south from Narooma Surf Beach.


Looking north from the Narooma Surf Beach.

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Kiama to Narooma

Thursday 15 September 2016

Maily fine and sunny for our 231 km trip from Kiama to Narooma.

The trip was generally uneventful with a slow climb and a steep descent near the Bulli Pass. The trucks and buses are required to use low gear on the descent and maintain a 40 kph speed limit. Every-one else is limited to 80 kph for the descent.

The last few days we have noticed that the Navara has been making a few whistling and rattling noises from under the bonnet. The choices to get a Nissan dealer to look at the vehicle was between Moruya, going back about 60 km, or Bega, going south 70 km. We rang Moruya but they could not fit us in until the following week, but a call to Bega gave us a booking for the following morning at 8:00 am.


Island View Caravan Park at Narooma.


Looking south on Handkerchief Beach.


Montague Island from Handkerchief Beach.


Looking north on Handkerchief Beach.


Another shot of Montague Island.

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