Friday morning was another overcast affair. Breaky had we break camp by 9am , the goal for the day was to make Wrights bay.
My troublesome arb lockers had been playing up again with the rear still engaged since the recovery yesterday and refusing to disengage
. The short drive thru southend required some wide conering with the rear diff still locked as it was chirping like a bloody hens night party
, i was quite relieved to drive onto the beach and reduce the pressure on the rear diff.
The drive from Southend to Beachport was a nice one with the beach again in great condition, 20 mins later we were off the beach and pulling up at the general store for one , ok two of their tasty meat pies
30 mins later, fueled, fed and watered we heap for beachport conservation park and more beaches. They were in good nik which made progress swift. 7 mile drift we stopped for a group photo.
Soon we would leave the beach and head towards lake George for a play in the huge dune system that borders the southern shore of the lake.
We had a good hour playing in here before heading to Nora Corina to meet up with Ben and Kylie and their little son Andy
The drive to NC was most pleasant with no dramas on the beaches and before long long we arrive and meet up with Ben and Kylie. Nora Corina is a private coastal village that are good enough to allow access thru, provided people stick to the speed limit and do the right thing we will be fortunate enough to keep access for yrs to come. The beach itself is set in a protected little cove that provides safe harbour for the small lobster fleet along with a great place to take a dip should one be incline.
After meeting Ben and Kylie we discover that Dons fridge has died and he's decided to pull the pin and head for home which was a bumma as it was great having him along for the trip.
We move on and enter little dip cons park. Erringtons beach is the first you encounter when traveling this direction. It us known as one of the more natoriuos beaches in the SE and has claimed its fair share of 4wds over the years with its soft sand and sketchy entry and exit. This time tho no issues for our group and we're all across in no time.
The worms are getting hungry so a nice spot in the corner of a beach is chosen for lunch.
We continue on making good time when suddenly we encounter peak hour on the beach with around 20 vehicles all stationary due to one becoming momentary tractionless.
Half hour later we start making forward progress and arrive at Robe. A quick alcohole stop and we head for long beach, which is chokas with people all enjoying the lovely weather. Long beach done and dusted we arrive at Wrights bay around 5.30pm, pay our fees and set up for what would be the coldest night of the trip.
To be cont.