The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
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Von Victor Harbor aus ist es eine fünfstündige Fahrt bis zu unserem nächsten Ziel, Mount Gambier.
Hier übernachten wir im Old Mt. Gambier Gaol, einem ehemaligen Gefängnis. Beim check in bekommen wir die Codes für die Schliesstüren und einen Plan für einen selbstgeführten Tour über das Gelände. Wir haben eine 4-Bett Dorm reserviert, zum Glück …
130 km to the southeast we stopped in our next destination: Mount Gambier. It was raining when we got here, but it still looked beautiful. It has beautiful constructions, like old churches and convents, so we enjoyed driving around the town.
We did some walking to the Blue Lake, which is located in the crater of an extinct volcano (this …
... blue in the summer. No one knows why this happens. The other lake, Valley Lake we take a walk to. A plaque advises that 60 years ago the Queen and Prince Philip visited and viewed the lake from the same spot. I suspect that Australia would have been a very different place back then. But we were the honourary Brits, there to mark the 60th anniversary of her visit, at least that's what we would tell anyone if they asked!
We decided to head south again, back to the ...
... as beautiful a spot as we'd seen in ages. Having had a productive morning in terms of sights but not in terms of mileage, we needed to make time. A great idea in theory, less in practice. Less than five minutes after making this statement, we were affronted by flashing blue lights: Dave had been caught doing 77kph in a 60 zone. Ugh. The policeman was terribly nice, and despite our protestations that we weren't aware that Ethal could even do seventy-seven, the speed ...
... the local pub and noticed a sign saying that it was Schnitzel night - $11 a head. It sounded interesting so we went inside to find what looked like most of the village had squeezed in and were enjoying their schnitzels. So we joined them and very good it was too. It included a help-yourself buffet for salad and vegetables so David was very happy.
We'll have a look at the Blue Lake (local attraction) ...