We’ve been in Australia over a week now and the time has just flown by. Our poor reader must be wondering what we’ve been up to.
After leaving Adelaide we came across this little township,
Ann-Marie had a go at driving the van (which is called Victoria, ‘cos that’s what it says on the number plate) and despite not having driven since we sold her car, and despite the van being a big automatic long wheelbase hi-top camper, she got along fine.
Our next stop was Mt Gambier. The town is built on the rim of a dormant volcano. (All Australia’s volcanoes are classified as “Dormant”, rather than “Extinct”. Apparently.) At the bottom of the volcano’s crater is this amazing blue lake. We haven’t messed about with the colour, it really is this blue.
Wednesday night saw us parked up in beautiful Port Fairy,
Shearwaters coming home to their burrows. A quiet night on the quayside.
Our first stop on Thursday was Tower Hill Game Reserve; another volcanic crater, this time the bottom is a mix of swamp, scrub and forest, which has been replanted and restored over the last 20 years or so, and had lots of indigenous species re-introduced. As soon as we drove in we saw some emus,
Saturday, 19 February 2011
A short time in a big country
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