Sunday, October 19, 2014

Victor Harbour…………….Day 208

19 Oct 2014

21 days to get home

Friday we packed up once again. We have this down pat and its almost automatic. We are driving to Meningie, not sure where to after this. we had lunch on the shore of  Lake albert._MG_0069web

At lunch we decided to spend the night at a free spot just 7kms south of Tailem. This was an OK spot for the night and we had 5 other vehicles /vans to keep us company. We heard gun shots and later that night around 9pm there were loud gun shots. There was a farm across the road and there was a light from a vehicle so probably it was a farmer chasing rabbits.

Friday morning we left our bush camp and drove back a few kms to Wellington where we had to ride on the ferry over the Murray River.

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This ferry operates 24 hours a day. Once we both were on the other side it was tally ho and onwards to Victor Harbour. I counted back to the last time I was in Victor Harbour and it was 49 years ago when my Grandmother Henderson & I visited some Henderson relatives that used to live here. I remember the main street and the causeway.

As we were pulling into our site at the caravan park I noticed one of the tyres on the van was going flat. John helped us get the tyre off and we found a piece of steel in the tyre. Everyone took the view that at least it was only flat on the bottom!

Today, Sunday we all took a drive over the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is such a scenic place as was evidenced by the many visitors from Adelaide in cars and motor bikes. Our first stop was Cape Jervis where the ferry leaves for Kangaroo Island. There are lots of houses and a hotel and general store.

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We stopped at Normanville to get some lunch and enjoy the the scenic coastal views.

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After lunch we continued northwards towards Adelaide, doing a small detour to have a look at the Myponga Reservoir Wall. Just before we reached the Reservoir we saw 3 Galloway bulls. Here is one who felt it was worth getting up from his sleeping position to check out what I was doing.

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They provide a lookout for people to have a great view of the Myponga Reservoir Wall which was opened 1962.

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We called into Sellicks Beach where people are allowed to drive onto the beach. This was a beautiful area and there were heaps of people enjoying the water.

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We decided to drive to McLaren Vale in the heart of wine growing region. there were grape vines as far as the eye could see. From here it was back to Victor Harbour for BBQ chops.

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