The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
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Grampians NP to Mount Gambier & Adelaide Today's the morning of the hike and I feel surprisingly fine after the bottle of wine. We have our usual half hr breakfast at 7.00 before heading out. As we are driving to the start of the trail Rocky tells us we are only actually doing a 4.2k walk but it is rated medium to hard by the Victoria walking …
... about it and looks like they have, beach sand now evident, and vast areas of foreshore are flat raked with a seaweed base, dune type plants are starting to grow through, but what to do with the next big drop.
After a quick cupper we headed off through Tailem Bend and found a quiet spot for the afternoon, just a wee distance from a legal stopover site that had lighting. Our experience with these sites is that they bring other than travellers so we normally don't stay, but ...
... being clean was probably the most depressing motel in the world. To banish the blues we decided to gate crash a 60th anniversary party at the local pub/pokie parlour. Food OK but enjoyed people at the party. We left early. Little ones Spike had a fabulous adventure on a ship today, he learned how to raise the main sail and even went up into the crows nest. He sailed the ship in the bluest lake he had ever ...
... hope that we could find somewhere to camp before I it gets dark. We are in luck. The campsite has over 130 spaces. We are the third, and final caravan on the site for the night! School holidays start out here tomorrow though so this kind of peace and quiet won't last for long!
We size the opportunity to sit outside and have a barbie. Little blue birds hop around us, either not noticing we are there or simply not bothered, but their welcome company. Much more welcome than ...
... or sink holes. Part of park is fenced off as a nature reserve protecting all the native flora and fauna. We walk around it and it rains so most the birds and animals are hiding, we do see some kangaroos though. It a nice walk even in the rain about 2-3km .
Umpherston sink hole
There are a few sink holes in and around town, these are when the ground has collapsed into a cave. The caves would have ...