Day 20 – 8,659 KM. Town 31: Two hours after departing from Canberra I arrived at the coastal town of Ulladulla. Ulladulla came across as a town of two halves. The southern part was quite industrious with car and machinery dealerships dominating the roadsides. The northern part of the town is a more consumer orientated shopping strip with the regular suspects of retail outlets and access to the beach area.
On arrival at the town I stopped at the Tourist Information to find out a bit more about a local landmark “Pigeon House” mountain – named due to its unique shapes. Apparently Pigeon House was sighted by Cook upon his journey along the eastern shores of Australia but has recently been renamed to “Didhol” in respect of the aboriginal elders of the local Huin nation. Didhol is the name of a part of the female anatomy in which the mountain resembles. Interestingly the lady at the tourist information preferred to refer to it as a representation of a dromedary camel – so I think you get the picture! A five minute drive later to Kings Point enabled me to take in Pigeon House and take a picture of this landmark albeit somewhat in the distance.
Back in Ulladulla I spent the rest of my time getting something to eat by the picturesque harbour, visiting the oldest house in the town, and stopping by the lighthouse which is uniquely positioned as a roundabout at the end of a street.
One reference to Ulladulla mentioned the “…one of its most notable landmarks is the Marlin Hotel with its big fluorescent marlin on the roof, which can be viewed from the sea.” I am sorry to report that as ‘big things’ go in Australia (of which there are many noteworthy ones) this has to be one of the poorest and can only assume the reference to the Marlin was perhaps written by the hotel owner.