Part of what makes road trips fun is
|Jackson reading about Old Tom, a killer whale that worked with whaling ships to bring in baleen whales|
|the whaling boats are teeny compared to the size of the whale!|
It's easy to look out from the quaint little seaside town of Eden and imagine its former incarnation as a whaling hub. The museum was great and made me want to reread Moby Dick and In the Heart of the Sea.
We then arrived at Croajingolong National Park and got a decent spot right across from the campsite hosts, who were two fantastic young guys who immediately invited our boys over for a game of soccer (they had been playing cricket but switched over to something the boys would be familiar with). This game would be the highlight of Jackson's stay here; he lives for experiences like this.
The weather wasn't great--overcast and a little chilly, so we took a short hike through a beautiful path to the beach instead of heading to the river for a swim.
On our walk back, a fellow camper pulled us over to her campsite, where this guy had been hanging out for a couple of hours...
|Australian water dragon|
Two Librans don't make decisive decisions all that easily, but when one is an attorney decision do tend to go one way more often. :) We decided it would be best to head out early, so we packed up camp in record time so we could still make the hike to the Point Hicks lighthouse tour as planned before heading out.