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Monday 30th December -Nowra

A cool night going down to 16.8 and upto a hot 34.2 during the day.

We drove to Berry today, but couldn't find a place to park as it was very busy and also very hot. The main street was just packed with cars as were other side streets. It is a very pretty place that reminded us of Mt. Tambourine. It has that sort of feel about it.

We then drove onto Shoalhaven Heads which has a lot of caravan parks, but nothing else. We drove past Mt. Coolangatta and around the Coolangatta Winery. No tasting or sampling as again, the car park was full. Driving back we saw a 'cherries for sale' sign, so stopped by the road side and bought a kilo of them for $20.00. Very nice. Back home to the van to put the air con on.

The old Jeep has finally been sold. The money has come through, so we can arrange for collection of it. One less problem to worry about. We hope that the new owners will be happy with her.

They are warning of the scorcher for tomorrow, and then it drops back to about 25, so we must be getting a nice cool change. It was so smoky on the way to Berry. Certainly the worst we have seen so far. The fires are now spreading along the south east of Victoria. This is where was want to follow the road around in the East Gippsland area. Not good.

So far the park has been very quiet and peaceful, which is good for a change. They have a heap of land at the front of the boom gates and this area has quite a few people camping as well. Very happy here.


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