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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Good grief... that was huge!

Today we moved...about 80 kilometres further South to a place called Sanctuary Point near Jervis Bay. Crickey.... At this rate I cant see us making it to Adelaide. Just to much to see and do along this part of the coast and, never expecting to visit this way again, just have to stop and visit! Anyway we had been told that Whales had still been sighted making there long migration South and could be seen off the beach at Currargong so as soon as we found the caravan site and got parked, we set off doing the 60k to the viewing point. 

We looked and looked and looked some more but not a sign of Whales or Dolphins. What we did see was the biggest ant I have ever seen. At nearly an inch long it was not only massive but very intimidating!  In fact I was taking a photo of this...

when Ian suddenly shouted that a huge ant was making it's way toward my foot. You have never seen me move so fast!

 With no sign of the Whales we headed off for a walk around the headland.

This is all that is left of the Merimbula

Having walked nearly 3 kilometres with the sun setting fast and the bugs starting to bite big time never was I so glad to see the car. Back at the van and thankfully we have air conditioning. Boy was it hot and humid and so needed. The unit is very loud but cooled us down within minutes.

Tomorrow we have decided to pay the 65dollars each to take a boat tour to find the Whales. Hopefully we will get to see them but a lot of luck is needed...being in the right place at the right time helps of course!

And the wildlife,

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