COVID cancelled all of our travel plans this year. We were planning a Hawaii and a Philippines trip, but both of those were cancelled. Instead we ended up taking a nearly last minute road trip down the far south NSW coast. Not really an area I’ve been to before.
The first day was to Durras, just next to Bateman’s Bay. We headed down the Hume to start with, turning at Bowral and eventually down Kangaroo Valley. Some of this road was familiar after a couple of rides to Mac Pass, but I’ve not been down/up Kangaroo Valley so it was great to see these roads. The Princes Highway was a pleasant drive down the coast.
Our night at a caravan park (in a cabin, thank you) was pleasant with a quiet beach simply across the road. The next day we were on the road to Marulan.
This was just a few hours further down the Princes Highway. It’s a nice road, with plenty of turns to keep you awake. I would like to ride down that way sometime.
The car, we were in, the GLC, handled it very well and even with some spirited overtakes, fuel use was low. I was quickly banned by the right seat driver from more of those overtakes though. She’s not used to country roads. And to be honest, there were quite a few passing lanes so it wasn’t required often.
Marulan was much smaller than Bateman’s Bay but we had a pleasant few days in that caravan park. I spent the whole time trying to figure out where the dock was that the Navy evacuated the town back from the bushfires without any luck. That’s because that was in Mallacoota in VIC, not Marulan in NSW. /faceplam.
After a few nights here, exploring the beach and the town, we headed back. First was up through the mountains to Cooma. Again, this was some nice country roads and up a nice pass following the Snowy Mountains Hwy. A good drive again, would be nice on the bike. Of course, once through Cooma it’s a snore fest, so head somewhere else instead if you can.
Canberra one night, then up the interstate to home. A pleasant trip. A nice break away from the routine. Safely at home before the weather turned bad and the COVID outbreak started again. The GLC went well and we all fit in nicely.
And scoped out some roads that will be nice on the bike, and perhaps an alternative way to the MotoGP for example (down the coast perhaps).