Well...we are continuing to endure the rain and strong wind here in East Gippsland. Although, there has been a bit of lassitude creeping in. We began at Lakes Entrance then to Metung where we encountred a mild case of shower block lassitude, followed by Paynesville, where despite our best efforts including spending a days budget buying used DVDs, it was obvious coffee shop lassitude was taking its toll. Now we are back at Lakes Entrance and rainy day lassitude is a real risk. We have been able to keep this ailment at bay by keeping ourselves busy. The day before yesterday(or was it the day before?) I made a cake, yesterday I cooked scones, today I decided to not eat so much so I painted my toenails. On the 7th, John and I got busy and made Lindsay(our daughter) a birthday greeting and sent it via email to her in Mexico. It worked so well we think we'll leave it there!
|We were going to use the sail but the wind was too strong|
|A walk along 90 mile beach in the wild weather|
|Breakers coming in on 90 mile beach and further out|
|Michelle and Charlie on the beach|
|The sand dredge. This pumps sand from the Entrance and blows it clear of the opening.|
|Charlie (my 2nd favourite dog after Chester of course ...and Billie... and Lucy... and Lenny...and Bob...and Tiger)|
|The Team! Michelle, Jude, whats his name, Mark, Charlie and Jed|
|Michelle, Jude, she's with him, Mark, Charlie and Jed|
The way back from the walk takes you along the southern side of Lakes Entrance known as Cunninghame Arm. Along the narrow sandy beach you walk past remnants and remaining infrastructure of the 'New Works' which was based around the construction of the Entrance 100 years ago.
The buildings have changed very little in 100 years and some even remain in the same family having been handed down through generations.
|This is the reason we are still in Lakes Entrance-wind 35-45 kn around Eden|
...combined sea and swell 6-7 metres! Yuk!
We may be leaving Saturday morning but we'll see...