Day 341, Friday, 5 March, 2010

Distance travelled – 60.3 km
Avg speed – 17.9 kph
Max speed – 49.6 kph

Lakes Entrance to Orbost

With rain forecast we were convinced we would get wet today. It was overcast as we left and dark skies ahead seemed to suggest rain was definitely on the way.

Morning tea this morning was at Nowa Nowa a small village 24km north of Lakes Entrance. The name of the village took us back 25 years to when Rebecca, our daughter, was starting to assert herself as a two and half year old. Those that knew here way back then may remember the demands – “I want a juice NOW-A!”, “I want to go to Grandma Juice’s NOW-A!”. Everything had to be done “NOW-A”. This perhaps was the origin of her fear of being late.

Just outside Nowa Nowa we came across a single Lyrebird tail feather on the side of the road. In Tasmania we were asked about the souvenirs we had collected on our journey. We had to respond that we did not have any and since this conversation I have been a little self conscious of the fact that we have not collected any mementos of our trip. This feather, shown on the back of my trailer, has since been posted home in a mailing tube.

5km from Orbost it began to rain and by the time we had reached the town it had settled in for the afternoon. Today the forecast was correct.

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A truely Australian sign post - "To Wombat Track" via "Wallaby Way"

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