From our camp just north of Cooma we headed south on the Monaro Highway to Cann River which is at the intersection of the Princes and Monaro Highway. I would have liked to have turned west at Cooma for the Snowy Mountains but that was vetoed because of “snow and ice and other dangerous things”. However maybe another year when we have a diesel heater fitted we will once again explore this country.
From Cann River we took a 48 kilometre dirt track to the coast at Point Hicks. This wasn’t a very good camp. Very small camp sites more suited to tents than vans, in fact it was wet and gloomy. What was even worse was that whilst this was a national park it had been leased to a private operator and every afternoon a guy came around to collect camping fees of $16 a site. So we decided to only stay one night and then move south to Corringle Beach. It probably didn’t help that we ran over the tail of a very big black snake close to where we camped!
You may remember from our blog at the start of the trip that we stayed at Corringle Beach when heading north. This is a great camp. Although the wind is up we are in shorts and T-shirts but it is not swimming weather. We are even camped in exactly the same camp site as when we headed north. This particular site is well protected from the wind blowing up the river. If the wind eases we might even go fishing, but it would be a miracle if we caught anything.
Will stay here a couple of days and then move closer to Melbourne – only eight days to the ferry and home.