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Travel Tales: Eden. Beautiful, spectacular Eden

I have been in Eden since yesterday. After I left Ulladulla on Monday morning, I drove down to Eden taking a few detours along the way and stopping at Burrill Lake for some photos and Batemans Bay to check out the scenery.  I also stopped at quaint little Tilba for lunch and a coffee.

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Burrill Lake

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Bateman’s Bay

Waves crashing at Casey's beach

Waves crashing at Casey’s beach

Eventually, I reached Eden around 2:30 p.m. and checked into the motel I’d previously booked for Sunday. I requested a couple of nights. After leaving my stuff in the room, I drove down to the Information centre and enquired about hikes I could do. The lady at the centre was very helpful and suggested some hikes I could do in Ben Boyd National Park as well as Mount Imlay National Park. Apart from that, she suggested I visit the Eden lookout that evening and the wharf for some incredible views. The owner at the motel was equally helpful and suggested a walk that evening around Lake Curalo. It was a magical evening and I had several moments of gratitude and intense contentment at being alive.

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View from Eden Lookout

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Boyd tower from Eden Lookout

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Toadstool: Like out of a fairytale!

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My first view of Lake Curalo

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Black swan

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Reflections on the lake

This morning, I set out to Ben Boyd National Park with the intention of hiking 14 kilometres. Unfortunately, about 2 kilometres in, I chickened out. You see, the forest path had me quite nervous about being by myself. I’ve hiked by myself before but it’s usually been open spaces like in Port Stephens. And I figured I’d rather be safe than sorry and instead walked back to the car and drove to different points along the walk. I did however hike a steep climb along Mount Imlay. Here are some shots from Ben Boyd National Park.

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Boyd Tower

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View from near Boyd Tower

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Disaster Bay lookout

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Green Cape Lighthouse

Finally, earlier tonight, I headed to the wharf to take in the glorious sights. I contemplated eating out but Eden, while magical and beautiful in every sense of the word, doesn’t have many restaurants for dinner that are to my taste. Instead, I got myself a take-away roast dinner, got into my pyjamas and decided to blog instead. Yes, I’m fun like that! 🙂

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View of the sunset from town

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Eden wharf

I head out of Eden tomorrow. This place that is beautiful and magical. This place that is the epitome of bliss.

Where I will be? I am not so sure.

But yet another adventure awaits…

See you from my next stop!

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

 

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