Gippsland is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but it can also be scary! We have bush fires burning near Lakes Entrance which are still out of control, due to the variable weather/winds. Our Firefighters are doing an amazing and great job, to contain the fire and keep us all safe!
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved with the fires, and their families. The bravery of our fire fighters is immense, and we can never thank them enough for the job they do for us all. We thank them, and their families !
The sky over Lakes Entrance and surrounding areas, was both beautiful and scary, as the smoke rose high above us.
Visit to Lake Tyers today – the water is getting very low, and showing that it really is little more than flood plains in this area. Boats are still coming and going from the ramp, but it must be very easy to run aground.
Fabulous still water makes for great reflections.
The Nicholson river was equally good for photography
And some of the local boaties were having a BBQ at Johnsonville.
Nice day today, so we set off for lunch in Orbost, to our usual haunt “Chooky’s” – Egg and Bacon rolls to die for!! Definitely worth the drive just for that! Main street Orbost, you can’t miss it – it will be the one with all the people around! Very friendly, welcoming staff, pleasant surroundings and excellent food and coffee. Fast service too!
Leaving Orbost we headed up to Mount Raymond
And a short drive up some 4 x 4 tracks and we arrive at the top of Mount Raymond, at the Comms tower. Spectacular views all round!
A short drive from there to Cabbage Tree for a coffee at this great little place
Very friendly people, lovely coffee and fantastic atmosphere – a real old fashioned General Store with lots to see! Highly recommend you visit this one!
A pleasant drive back to Lakes Entrance concluded our expedition for today. Hope you enjoy seeing our photos and sharing our adventures.
Lakes Entrance never disappoints if you are looking for a place to take photos! This vessel was offshore today, on her way to Orbost/Corringle Beach. She’s an “Umbilical ship” something to do with the gas company in Orbost, so local knowledge says.