• One says that in the south

    After Philllip Island, we make a short hop to Wilson Promontory National Park says the PROM.

    The Prom is a national park located at the southernmost point of mainland Australia. That is basically there in the Sea Bass that meet the Pacific Ocean and the Southern Ocean. If we do not go camping, the first difficulty is to find a room. This is necessarily quite far from the park. It is very large. It has peaks at 500 meters, great beaches. There are also kangaroos, emus and wombats. Once again we will not see any of the three. The animals are less shy parrots who enjoy the remains of the campers.

    Australian national park are numerous, sometimes very small. Unlike their North American counterparts, they are free in the state of Victoria (In NSW, it costs 11 AUD for a vehicle).

    Prom at several steps we are in the forest. The park has suffered fires. But eucalyptus are beginning to regenerate. The rain forest emanates sounds jungle. No there are no monkeys. These are the kookaburras laughing and noisy parrots.

     

    That evening we ate Indian.

     

     

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    View of the place further south (39th parallel south) where doubt I will go (unless I'm in Tasmania, New Zealand and Argentina which is unlikely given my situation)

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    Et la vie sûrement
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    Et toujours en été.

     

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  • To the North

     
     
    After the PROM, we started our journey to Sydney. We first stopped at Sale. Why was the 31 Sale? And why not? Dirty little town in Victoria with streets at right angles and typical town of the region's center, namely alternating McDonalds, KFC, supermarkets, liquor store, farm equipment and dog grooming. Arriving in town, there were not many people. We were strangers in a bad TV movie. Even our hotel was closed. It was like leaving a clean sweep in 2013 to 2014 maybe 2013 wanted to forget that it was annus horribilis (well for me). Only the fish and chips and Formica tables, we helped restore us.

    In the afternoon we tried to swim across a range of 150 km long (Ninety Nine Miles Beach). In addition to the Australian waves that bring them to the rank of Lacanau dwarf, wind dissuaded us from going beyond the calf. We would have walked down, but it is 150 km long.

    In the evening we had a picnic in the room: foie gras Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, white wine, melon y jamon. On TV there were fireworks in Sydney fires. We had just started a new year.

    On January 1, at a time when France was still last year, we took our road in the rain.

    We tried to enjoy the sun shines, but they were rare. A bit of Brittany in July but with 25 ° C anyway.

    We still impressive through eucalyptus forests. We still scrutinized wombats, koalas and kangaroos, when a road sign we showed. In vain.

    Before arrival at Eden, a lyrebird crossed the road. For an hour we listened to her singing and its various imitations. We saw its tail upright while calling females. But with vegetation, impossible to photograph doing the peacock.

    Then we continued our journey to Bateman Bay. The landscape alternates farms and forests of sight eucalyptus. Sometimes it looks like Switzerland, sometimes at Normandy. The weather was still gray. A new attempt to swim miscarried.

    In the evening we took our Australian burger "Breath Warthog" (entire program). Very average, but the beer was good.

    It was not until the last few kilometers before Sydney to find the great blue sky.

     

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    Ideal for a Christmas... breakfast and free wifi  

     

    Bayview Motor Inn    Cnr Princes Highway & Bellevue Place, 2551 Eden 

    Tél:(+61)264961242

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    Bay Waters Corner of Princes and Kings Highway Batemans Bay, NSW 2536 

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    Great room, breakfast and free wifi

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  •  Sydney 2

     

    Here we are back to Sydney for two days. We changed neighborhoods by force of circumstances as our first Ibis was full. We will not be returned to Kings Cross, nor Wooloomooloo, despite its rather amusing name. So in another Ibis stuck between KFC and McDonalds we will end our stay in Sydney. The advantage is that it is not very far from the airport and at McDonald's we will have wifi.

    The area is very average. This is not a residential area. Again we see that there are not many people in the streets. We experimented with the train to the port. The stations really resemble the English stations such as we see in the countryside.


    In Sydney, we returned to the opera. The area is very touristy and it seems that there is at this location that there is in the world. Indeed it is also quite deserted.

    The botanical garden remains still quite alive even if the lorikeets were gone.

     

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    In the afternoon, we decided to go where all Australians: the beach. We take the car to go to Manly. As we understand nothing prohibitions or not to park or the parking meters, we go to a public car park which will averrer free. Good news. There are several beaches in Manly, chance brings us to the beach from the surf school. Given the number of small children in the water, it is reassuring, because the waves are still quite large.

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     Bus stop outside the hotel or train station 200 meters away. Free parking. Wedged between KFC and McDonalds (free wifi). 10 minutes from the airport. Calm.

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