Day 13: Elliston all day.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Elliston Coastal Cliff Drive yesterday so went in search of more spectacular sights today. We left the van at camp and drove north today to visit Tahlia Caves. The road is dirt, but excellent condition and very easy to tow a caravan if you were to call in here on route to your destination. There are large carparking spaces along the caves road. Mother Nature has done a wonderful job providing us with this jaw dropping scenery with such easy access from the carpark. There are a few steps down to a massive cave carved out by the thrashing waves over thousands of years. The fierce ocean is powerful and confronting, yet manipulates you to somehow just gaze into it feeling powerless.
The whole coastal drive was amazing and worthwhile. We continued onto the coastal town of Venus Bay. Venus bay is another quaint, but busy, coastal fishing town with beautiful cliffs as a backdrop. We couldn’t resist getting out the drone to capture some footage. Wind warnings on the drone are always concerning, but views like this need to be captured and Glenn proceeded with caution.
We then headed south again towards Elliston. Elliston has a lovely picnic area near the jetty so we cooked up some sausages on the free BBQ for lunch before heading further south to Locks Well. This is about 20km south of Elliston and another great location for scenery shots. Hundreds of steps down to a pristine surf beach where the rips are ferocious and surfing is strongly advised against.
The power of the ocean should never be questioned.
We arrived back at camp by mid afternoon with plenty of time for a refreshing shower in the caravan before relaxing for happy hour.
We were amazed by how few Caravans are here tonight compared to yesterday. Yesterday we arrived late morning and had to squeeze into a site. Today there are only 4 other vans here!
One of those other vans is a Kokoda. Of course we got chatting and shared our stories around the campfire. We love the instant friendship that comes with a mutual love of caravanning.