21 December 2006
Packed up, with the Pod trailer bulging at the seams we hit the road at 4am Wednesday morning for the 600km drive to Mallacoota.
Stopping at Sale for a much needed Caffeine fix and with the girls just beginning to wake we made our way for Bairnsdale for Breakfast where, Fiona and Michael caught up with us and we all stopped for an hour and ate together before filling up with petrol and hitting the road once again
We reached Mallacoota about midday and made our way to the Real Estate Agent to pick up the key for the rental house and then dumped the girls at Warwicks to be baby sat whilst we unpacked everything.
22 December 2006
Day at the Beach with a few photos of the house we stayed in and dinner that night at Warwicks.
This turned out to be the only hot day with a temp in the low 30C's, we all headed down the beach and met up with Wendy, Fiona, Michael and a couple of his friends.
It was also the maiden voyage of the inflatable boat which took a hammering, considering the kids where filling it up with water attempting to sink it, yet it came out unscathed.
The flys on the beach where incredible and no matter how much repellent you used there was a constant black swarm, theres even photos which have a fuzzy black spot which is a fly buzzing past the camera as the photo is taken
23 December 2006
Four Wheel Driving
The day was cold and raining so we all headed out to explore Croajingolong National Park, except Connor who chose to stay at home.
The plan was to head for a Lake that i could see on the GPS, unfortunately the track was closed to vehicle traffic so we turned off down a track marked as "Four Wheel Drives Only" The Tom Tom software we use on the Pocket PC was pretty useless in here with the tracks not marked correctly.
The last track on the way out was clay and extremely slippery, just when we nearly reached the Highway we were stopped by a tree across the road, which meant we had to back track along this track.
The amount of mud stuck to the underneath of Tonka Sal' when we arrived back to the rental house was amazing, there was no metal to be seen anywhere!
24 December 2006
Warwick, Michael, Connor and i all headed out for a bike ride in the morning then Connor and i headed back to assemble Caitlins bike that Santa was delivering on Xmas Day
Catherine and the girls spent the afternoon at Warwicks.
25 December 2006
Santa managed to find where we were staying and visited during the night, dropping off a pink bike for Caitlin and a push along bike for Meg. He ate a mince pie and drank a glass of milk and gave the carrot to Rudolf.
The number of presents was completely overwhelming as seen in the pictures.
We spent the morning at the house before heading off for a late lunch / early dinner at Warwicks house