Limestone CoastApril 26 in Australia
As always we got up early at around 6. The reason for the early rise is that there are only about 12 hours of daylight from 6 to 6. Therefore we have to make the best of the limited available time.
We drove a bit for breakfast at a ocean inlet and then a bit more until we reached Mt Gambier. A small town which has quite a lot to offer:
- Blue Lake, a volcanic crater filled with groundwater that has an intense blue glare at specific times of the year
- Umpherston Sinkhole, a structure similar to the cenotes on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Here it wasn't filled with water but with a lush blooming garden
- Lady Nelson Visitor Center, an admission free museum and visitor centre showboating (pun intended) a 1:1 replica of the ship that discovered Mt Gambier
For lunch we drove onwards towards the coast to a small harbour village called Robe. It features several smaller lakes in the central area and an obelisk as a warning for ships coming too close to the shallow waters.Read more