Thursday, October 18, 2007

Day three

We left Pt Fairy, bright and early and headed towards Portland. My intention was to turn off to Nelson just before Portland, but instead we turned off to Mt Gambier and took a different route. This was a shame in some ways, as I had wanted to see the Princess Margaret Rose Caves again (a favourite picnic spot when I was young).
Instead, we went straight to Mt Gambier and then headed to Port McDonnell which was our summer hangout when I was little. Every summer holidays we would take the caravan, annexe, two man tent and as many friends and family as we could, and hang out there for a couple of weeks.
I was scared of the sea so I used to swim in a little creek next to our caravan site, which was on the way to the beach.
I had to revisit that creek!

We didn't manage to stay long in Mt Gambier - but we did get to see the cave gardens

and the Blue Lake - of course

which was even blue! Because, we freakishly managed to get there at the right time of the year.

Our last night was at Kingston. Kingston is a small fishing town on the beach which is not as touristy as the other beach towns around making it a nice spot for us as it was quiet and cheap.
The kids loved the beach and managed to collect a car load of shells.

It was very, very cold though. I managed to take a few photos, but I couldn't take my hands out of my pockets for long or I would lose sensation in them. I kid you not! Absolutely Freezing!!

If you look very hard you can see my boys under all that giant lobster!

This is the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse which comes with a fabulous history (most of which I have forgotten!).

Best go organise some dinner now. I will post the last of the trip soon - not much left to say but I do have some lovely pictures of the Coorong!



Lisa said...

The Caves Garden look like my sort of place, really interesting history. I can see why you love that creek. Love your photos but like me you are always the photographer so none of you! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your trip. We will definitely have to do that trip.

corry said...

Lovely pictures! You all visited some nice places. Thanks for sharing them!

Meggy said...

I love the Big Lobster, Australians love their 'BIG' land marks LOL What a great family holiday :)

Becky-Dee said...

I love the caves. It's so lovely and calm there. Did you get to see the possums? The Blue Lake is getting bluer!

Jenny said...

What a fantastic and memorable trip. I love Lorne and the Great Ocean rd such lush greenery. Nice to meet you in Blogland!

Kali said...

Your pictures look so good Levin! Certainly another beautiful area in Oz.
I had a giggle at the big Australian :)
Hope you have a fab week ahead.
xo Kali