Breathtaking! After driving a couple of hours through the smoke fog, I’m sure missing some beautiful scenery but it wasn’t to be, we arrived in Stanley as the smoke was lifting. The town of Stanley is like stepping back in time and the Stanley Nut (true!) really is stunning. We are free camping across the bay at Blackwater River, which looks back at the Nut.
After having been in the town I think we are all wishing a bit that we were in the caravan park which was like stepping back in time, although it was blowing a gale, so perhaps better off & a bit more protected where we are.
Dinner at the Pub in Stanley totally blew the budget, again!
We then had another restless night as the wind picked up and we could smell smoke from the fires again which is very disconcerting when you are camping in the bush. We’ve been keeping up to date via the fire alert and know we are about 90 minutes from the fires right now so we are pretty safe. It’s just not a great thing to wake up to in the dark with questionable internet access for fire updates.