Friday, September 08, 2017

13 - Australia

Today was a bit of a travel day - from Port Fairy to Robe.

First thing before leaving Port Fairy was to visit their little Griffith Island - home to birds, wallabies and a lighthouse.

Beautiful clear water walking over a jetty to the island.

Rocky coast with volcanic rocks.

The walk around the island was 3KM  (about 2 miles.)

Pretty lighthouse

We saw several wallabies - just munching on grass...

We headed out for a scenic drive -  lots of sheep in fields.

Stopped by Mt. Gambier to stretch our legs.  There is a limestone "sinkhole" that the town had mad into a beautiful garden.

A lovely spot for lunch!

And the water supply for the town is a beautiful lake - aptly called "Blue Lake".  This photo really doesn't do it justice.  It is shockingly blue!

Several more hours of driving - we passed huge fields of both cattle and sheep.

Took a small detour to the little town of Beachport.  They have a nice little ocean drive.  Pretty coastline.

And the last surprise of the day was coming upon a Echidna...we'd seen signs warning us to be aware on the roadside.  We just didn't know what they were.  Now that I've seen one in person - I looked it up - it's an "egg-laying mammal" also known as a spiny anteater.  I got fairly close to him - those spines are mean looking!  That's it for today....long driving day tomorrow to get us over to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island!

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

Lovely...and the sinkhole is beautiful...