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  • Day58

    Zurück am Meer

    January 30, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Heute musste Beat wieder mehr km Fahren und das bei einer Wärme bis 43,5 Grad (auf Foto leider nur 41,5 Grad.)
    Am Morgen waren auf dem See Pelikane und auch unsere Lieblinge die Fliegen🤨
    Unser erstes Ziel die Hölen von Naracoote. Leider ware nur eine ohne Führung begehbar, jedoch war auch dies sehr beeibdruckend.
    Die Fahrt zum nächsten Ziel war gekenntzeichnet, durch trockene Felder und Eukaliptusbäume.
    Und dann auf der linken Seite der Strasse alles trocken und rechts riesen grosse Tannenwälder🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲.
    A durch eines der grössten Weingebiete sind wir auch noch gefahren.
    Vor dem aufsuchen des Nachtplatzes war noch der letzte 😭😭 grosse Einkauf auf dem Programm (Montag ist ja Fahrzeugabgabe). Da an der Küste ist es Warm ca 37 Grad und es gibt immer einen leichten Wind🌬übrigens die Fliegen sind auch schon wieder da.
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  • Day397

    Zurück nach South Australia

    January 29 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Nach der letzten Übernachtung in Victoria ist heute nicht viel passiert.

    Wir waren an einem Leuchtturm nahe Portland, und sind in einem, ich würde sagen, fossilem Wald gewesen. Jedenfalls sah es so au, als wenn da mal Bäume waren die jetzt versteinert sind... vielleicht sind es aber tatsächlich einfach nur Felsen. Dort wurden wir auch von sehr speziellen, stechenden oder beißenden Fliegen geplagt.

    Auf den Weg nach SA ist dann nichts mehr groß passiert, die Einreisegenehmigung, die man sich wegen Covid vorher online ausstellen lassen muss, war komplett nutzlos, da es niemandem gab der es kontrolliert hat.
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  • Day67

    Day 18

    February 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 33 °C

    I could get used to driving on the beach it makes it real easy to go for a swim. Had an eventful day, saw a guy lose his boat off his trailer while recovering his bogged trailer on the beach. Went from here to Port Macdonnell for a drive there is lots to see. Swam with 2 sting rays and stood on a bee, seems I am not getting on well with the insects.Read more

  • Day66

    Day 17

    February 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Headed to Carpenters Rocks after spending the morning at Umpherston Sinkhole. Had a great day, got to drive on the beach for the first time and saw some amazing places such as Blackfellows Caves.

  • Day275

    Arrivée en Australie Méridionale

    April 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    South Australia nous voilà ! Premier jour de vacances.
    Trajet de Melbourne au Canunda National Park,en passant par Lower Gneleg National Park et Nelson lighthouse.

  • Day11

    Coonawarra

    January 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Again we were thwarted with our picturesque vision of biking amongst the vineyards. This time it was too cold and a nasty wind. The road the wineries were on was also the open highway so multiple large trucks roaring past at 110km were another deterrent.

    We had a slower start after our large drive the day before and the colder temperature. Our first stop was Connawarra township which consist of a large cell phone tower, a general store and two wineries. Next we had a good wander around Penola. There has been considerable time and money spent on preserving the history of the area. It was all started including the grapes by John Riddoch and the other famous local was Mary McKillop who has recently become Australia's first saint.

    Our first wine tasting was at Patrick's and then a family vineyard called DiGrigorio. Lunch was then called for and the bakery back in Penola was the best option. It was so busy and very good products including a spectacular chocolate milkshake for Regan. Next winery was Majella who supposedly has the best sparkling Shiraz in the area, it was good and we bought 2 bottles for a special occasion. The final visit was Bloc that had an awesome Shiraz. Somehow there was nearly another dozen bottles in the back of the car and the camper van is now officially full.

    We did a bit of drive to a few other places marked on the tourist maps. We drove up the driveway of an old stately house called Yallum Park only to read a sign right at the house to say it was not open to the public. Quiet dinner in our camper as it was a very cool evening. The very quiet campground was all settled down for the night by 9:30pm.
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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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  • Day15

    Port McDonnell

    January 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 40 °C

    Port McDonnell is definitely a place where you go to do nothing and relax. Regan and I took two drives out to see the local attractions and were back within an hour. The Bay faces directly into the Southern Ocean so the water is cooler and there was lots of seaweed in the water.

    There has been a colony of fairy penguins there for a long time but about 18 months ago a storm took away the cliff where their breeding ground was. It left the penguins vulnerable to the foxes so most of them have left the area.

    In between these two outings we did more reading, drinking and of course eating. Regan has finished 3 books so far and the 4th will be done by tomorrow. I think my count is at 8 so almost one a day! Feeling very relaxed now. We treated ourselves to a delicious dinner out on our last night and I had an incredible seafood platter with beautiful fresh locally caught produce.
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