Lakes Entrance, Gippsland. 14 October 2022

Yesterday was a drab day but we were cheered up to see this little family.

We woke up to a better morning, and took advantage of the good weather and walked along the promenade.

The six World War 1 Memorial Sculptures that are located along the Esplanade are carved from the original Cypress trees that were planted as an Avenue of Honour for the servicemen that gave their life in the First World War. Seventy years after the planting the trees became weary and limbs started dropping and they became unsafe.

After much deliberation the Returned Serviceman’s League decided to commission local chainsaw artist John Brady to carve these sculptures from the trunks of these trees. They now stand as a permanent reminder of the sacrifice made by these brave local people.

The Fishing Fleet

From the lookouts on the Princes Highway just outside town there’s a fabulous view of the entrance.

The Lakes Entrance affording access to the Bass Strait from about 600 sq km of the Gippsland lakes.

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