Today we are leaving Wilsons Prom, so we got up nice and early (8.30 am) and packed up the balance of the van, as we did as much as we could the night before, we finally left the Prom at about 10.00am. We had decided that we would drive to Inverloch and spend the night there as some one told us about the RACV resort, and we thought that we would give it a try.
It took us just over an hour to drive to Inverloch, finally found the resort which is about 5 km to the west of town. This place is really impressive all the RV sites are concrete and well set out we chose one with an en suite at it was a little pricey for a van site at $51.00 but we wanted a bit of luxury, the standard sites are $31.00 but the amenities are close by to all the sites. We also went out to a place call The Caves this is where they have been finding dinosaur fossils but the tide was wrong and the we just missed the palaeontology team from Monash Uni who were working there until the 22nd Feb.
Inverloch is a very nice place and has some of the charm of the old Ocean Grove including some of the décor, we have both decided that we would like to come and spend a bit more time in this area sometime in the future.
On our travels we went through Wonthaggi, and I can remember when dad was alive and Aunty Barbara was burnt out we spent just about every weekend traveling down there so dad could do the renovations on her new home, I have tried to find the old house but have not been able to yet, and the only thing that looks the same in the place is the pub with the whale bone out the front, I can also remember us kids walking to Cape Patterson, well there is a lot of development in the area now including a caravan park. The average house prices all the way through the area that we traveled seem to be well above the even in some of the out of the way towns that we went through although I found a really nice house up on the side of a hill with uninterrupted views of Bass Strait and Wilsons Prom, for a cool 1.7 million (not a large block or house either).
Well we’ll sign off as tomorrow we will be making our way back to home base.
Hope you enjoyed our little tour and will be keeping the site up to date with anything new.
Here is a Banksia in flower which is very common along the coastline.
This is quite depressing saying goodbye to Wilsons Prom.
A last farewell look before heading home.
This is where the Palaeontologists come to find fossils.
An inside view of the camp kitchen at the RACV Resort.
Robyn and Peter.