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  • Day13

    Port McDonnell

    January 4, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    It was a very short drive today, only 100km in total. Fifty kilometres to Mount Gambier where we stopped to get some supplies and more bike tubes as we are slightly paranoid after 3 flat tyres so far this trip. We visited the Cave Gardens and wondered why they would choose to settle a town right on top of a large cave. There is massive amounts of limestone in this area so caves and sink holes are not that uncommon.

    We drove right past the Blue Lake on our way to the beach. It is an amazing colour but we weren't able to stop and take any photos. We are at the beach by 1:30 pm and all set up by 2. It is a typical beachside camping ground with lots of shelter to protect the campers from the southern ocean winds. After lunch we walked the the beach, quite refreshing, lots of seaweed and evidence of blue jellyfish so swimming not so appealing. It was wonderful to walk along the beach getting our legs wet. I think it is the Aquarian in me that makes feel happy by the sea.

    We biked into town before gin o'clock and got our bearings, pretty quiet with a cafe, pub, grocer, petrol station and a fishing charter business. They fish for lobsters here so there were a large number of commercial fishing boats in the harbour, not many recreational ones. Back to the camp for another BBQ and salad meal, don't you love summer.
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