We decided to drive straight from Eden to Metung, since it was one of our longer drives and we thought it would be nice to get there early and enjoy the town a bit.
But we couldn't resist making one beach stop. Right before Lakes Entrance, Mike saw a sign for Tyers Beach that said "surfing beach," and he immediately pulled off to check it out.
So we all took a look down at the beach, saw sets rolling in, and decided to stay. At the parking lot, we discovered a waterfront cafe tucked back in the dunes. We enjoyed a quick lunch of fish tacos there before walking out to the beach and settling in.
The waves were small but since there were no other surfers in the water, Mike was able to play around, catching whatever he wanted, while I tested out the new camera.
On the last night of our four-night road trip from Sydney to Melbourne, we stayed in Metung. With a population of barely 1,200, it was the tiniest of the small, waterfront towns on our itinerary.
Metung is as adorable as you'd expect, and because it's located within the Gippsland Lakes, there's water everywhere you look. We sat at a picnic table with wine, cheese and crackers to chat and watch the sunset.
While the sun made its way down, the sky morphed from pale pink to neon orange with some sporadic swirls of reds and yellows slowly bleeding in, appearing unnoticeably and disappearing again without a trace. A small boat dragged a waterskier gliding over the water, emanating ripples so that all of the colors danced atop the water surface like oil paints bleeding together on a palette.