Hi everybody. Good news. We have arrived at our destination in one piece. Even the eggs remained intact, amazingly. (When we crack them, they may already be scrambled though!)
In some fairly windy and choppy conditions, the ferry managed to drop the draw bridge (after a couple of attempts as the current was strong), it was a quick drive on (usually reversed on for a quick get away on the other side).
RM put the foot down and Col tried hard to keep up, but these sand tracks were a new experience for Col. Even RM had to admit that the tracks were a little rougher than he had previously driven on over here. There were a couple of "Holy Sh....t" moments. I think the other car had a few more moments and some slightly more colourful language. To quote Glenda "I wish RM would f#+£ slow down!" There were some serious depressions on the track and things did get tossed about. Even the Landcruiser seemed to bottom out at times. RM did a great job driving, one handed most of the time, having driven those tracks numerous time in his younger days.
Cam and Di, the Santa Fe would not have cut the mustard, so just as well you couldn't make it. The tracks are in rough condition as it has been very dry here.
Colin was pretty relived to make it to Eurong when we then started along the beach. Much smoother going, but more traffic to contend with. Speed limit along the beach is 80km, but some areas are 40km. Important to drive to the conditions.
We got to our accommodation about 12.30. Very impressed. We shall be very comfortable for the week. The house is in a small village called Happy Valley. It is actually a fenced community. There is a need to keep out the dingos. This village is about 150 metres from the beach. It has a bar/bistro and a general store, which sells lots of supplies. Will have dinner at the bistro one night.
Eli Creek is one of the many creeks that flow out of the land into the sea. It is a beautiful creek and clear, fresh water. You can drink it, it is that pure.
Whilst walking along the beach, we did see a stingray in the shallow surf, very hard to see in the photo though. The crab is a little easier to see.