Oct 25, 2010
We are heading up to Adelaide tomorrow, however as I am writing this we are having 150km forecasted winds, hail and there is flash flooding, so we will have to see how we go!! I had better go as Nathan is calling me to hop off the computer and help batten down the hatches...
It was a loooooooong drive to Victor Harbour as it was just straight, long and dry roads. All we could see was the sandhills and salt lakes on one side and dry arid countryside on the other. We would see signs saying that there were towns ahead. The towns often consisted of a takeaway/fuel station and that's it, not even a house!! So we were keen to keep driving on and hitting civilisation again. As we drove on we saw a sign saying 'rabbit and kangaroo steaks ahead, cold drinks etc’, when we reached the store it was a galvanised red tin shed with an old man serving what we think was road kill, it was quite funny. We crossed the Murray River on a ferry ride and landed onto the Fleurieu Peninsula. We passed through the quaint towns of Middleton, Port Elliot and then reached Victor Harbour. It was a historical seaside town with islands out to sea. The main island, Granite Island had a jetty leading out to it that has a historic horse drawn tram which does tours out onto the island. We spent 3 days at Victor Harbour and did lots of bike riding on the lovely flat paths and exploring the bays and inlets. We also drove to Cape Jarvis where the ferry leaves to Kangaroo Island. It was a clear day and we were able to see right across to the island.