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Day 66 Mount Gambier to Port Fairy

Cows, caves, breathalysers

sunny 29 °C

Lots of animals today. Absolutely thousands of cows, 5 emus that ran across the road in front of us and 10 kangaroos. Sadly all of the kangaroos were dead ones at the side of the road. I spared you the pictures of the kangaroos, but not the cows or the emus......sorry


The day started with breakfast in the sun with Boris. This is my favourite part of the day. The low sun, gentle heat and freshness of a new day. I'll miss this when we get home to winter


One of Mount Gambier's biggest assets is largely invisible. It has a massive network of limestone caves running under the town where people pothole and scuba dive. A bit beyond us with the kids so we choose to visit the Umpherston Sinkhole which is a collapsed section of this underground world that now houses gardens. Much more us.....sadly!!


We also pop in to Cave Gardens right in the middle of the town. Beautifully kept and like most of Mount Gambier is full of roses. They love their roses here. The library next door gives us our first wifi for 3 days. Yippee!!

Photo roses

The road South leads us back onto the coast at Port McDonnell, where we head East towards the Victoria border. It's at the border that we see the first of the 10 dead kangaroos and the smell and flies almost prevent me from taking this picture


We pass through Portland and set our sights on Port Fairy. It's at this point that suddenly we encounter 5 emu running across the road in front of us. Well pleased.

A short while later I get breathalysed by a friendly Victoria cop. They set up road blocks here where everyone gets checked, the traffic is low enough to allow this, and I pass with flying colours. I'd love if we could do this back home. I'd had a beer at lunch and a couple the night before, so all good

We reach Port Fairy in time for the sunset and get chatting to the Aussies from Geelong next to us. Nice bunch. Really nice bunch. They offered us accommodation in Geelong of we need it and give us lots of tips for our onward journey.


We had some requests for more pictures of Dot and Finn, so here goes. Both loving glasses, but Finn loving a VB (when did he work up a hard earned thirst?)


Posted by cpbrooks 02:36 Archived in Australia

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Thanks for the kids pics. They both look great, can't wait to see them (and you and Nat of course)
The flies are definitely putting me off of South Australia.
xxx Dad

by Dad

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