It's been a long time since the last blog entry. Not sure where we left off. too hot (must be 42 degrees out there today) to go back and check.
Let the photos do the talking this time.
Great Ocean Road from Warrnambool- we decided to go inland at Port Campbell due to the fog making any viewing less than ideal. This was before Christmas.
Photo of the London Bridge:
Green Hill Lake - Ararat. Somehow we ended up in Ararat and free camped out at Green Hill Lake. The lake is totally dry now, as the region has been in drought for a couple of years.No diving into this water, the boat ramp is on the left and the No Swimming sign on the walkway to the right:
View across the lake toward a distant hill:
An internet search revealed what the lake looked like (taken from a similar vantage point) when it had water a few years ago:
Men are getting equal time in this sports report. Photo of the men wizzing past on day 2.
But, back to pictures telling a thousand stories, shortly.... Which way are we facing? We've both lost our sense of direction. It is important for a number of reasons:
Inverleigh - Leigh River Camp
Photo of something? No
Derrinallum Recreation Reserve
Photo of something? No
Hamilton - heart of the Western District and sheep country. Not much to say here.
It's a bit dry around here with yellow fields of straw. Hay has been cut and stacked.
Lake Ratzcastle Photo of the motorhome parked with the dry Lake Raztcastle in the background:
The dry lake was just like a football field, the grass was growing nicely and the oval shape would be perfect for Aussie Rules. Lake Ratzcastle was a great free camp with some water and a free solar heated shower. It was extremely peaceful with only a couple of other campers coming in for an overnight stopover.
We drove up through the Little Desert and stopped to do the Stringybark Walk which was an easy thirty minute walk with information points along the way. Photo of Robyn on the track all smiles because it hadn't become extremely hot yet.
We camped at the Nhill Aerodrome RV free camp and visited the Aviation Museum while there. It had been a pilot training ground in WWII for nearly 10,000 service people between 1941-45. Photo of the camp site:
There was a lot of broken glass in the camping area and so we spent a bit of time cleaning some of it up. In between times we watched a few small planes coming and going. All of the buildings had been demolished after the war, leaving behind left over building materials including the glass. We even found a few bullet shells dating back to 1941 while looking around.
Pink Lake Photo Robyn walking out onto the Pink Lake which is near Dimboola:
Previous Blog Entries:
Dimboola - Riverside Holiday Park Photo - of something: No, it's just too hot!