Monday, 21 October 2019

Day 4 Of The 2019 Road Trip!

Hello there everybody! Here we are at the end of day 4 of our road trip & we've landed in the Adelaide Hills at my Aunt's quiet rural property where we'll base ourselves for the next week & a bit ... & we're looking forward to not having to pack up every morning. 😜 But I'm getting a bit ahead of myself with the latest doings of my Beloved Geek Boy & I. Now, there are quite a few pics, so make sure you're comfy before you start reading. πŸ˜‰

We Overnighted in Mt Gambier, where we hoped to see the Blue Lake actually being BLUE & see the sinkhole garden that proved to be elusive last year, but when the weather was cloudy we were resigned to seeing a repeat of the BLACK lake. 😜 So we decided to check out the garden first ... Hey Fiona ... We found the right garden this time! 😝


And the sinkhole ...


WOW! I want one for my back yard! 😜 After walking down lots of steps ...


There were gardens & paths winding around the edges of the sinkhole ...


And a waterfall. It looked like there used to be more water & reading the history of the unique garden, the water level has dropped significantly over the life of the garden. After walking back up the 67, 000 steps (OK ... There weren't really that many, it just seemed like it when I was huffing & puffing! 😜) we set off to see if the Blue Lake was feeling blue.


And it WAS!! 😁 The photos don't capture it quite as vividly as it was in person, but it was pretty special.


Definitely well worth the return visit. 😁 We weren't able to visit the tower lookout that would have given a fuller view, but we found a different lookout that highlighted another lake ...


This one was green ... & also pretty. 😁 It was then time to head west again, but we called into the info office to see if there was anything interesting to see on the way ...


... And found a ship. Guess it was a really big wave that washed it inland. 😜 We also found some limestone caves to visit along the way that are the site of world significant fossils at Naracoorte. If you're in South Australia & have the chance, I'd highly recommend a visit to the caves. Not only is it really interesting ... They have the YUMMIEST scones with jam & cream at the cafe! Tee! Hee! Hee!  We explored the fabulous animatronic diorama that showed what the fossil animals would have looked like before they become extinct ... I would NOT have been going outside during that part of history! 😝 Even the wombats were scary ...


Here's a slightly unflattering photo of GB & I ... But the giant wombat looks good! 😜 We then went underground to see one of the caves. I didn't take photos because I just wanted to enjoy the view ... & avoid tripping & falling on my face due to low light, uneven ground & a dodgy ankle. 😝 But I borrowed a pic from GB ...


Pretty! 😁 And then it was time to get back on the road towards our home-away-from-home for the next 10 days. We're planning a quiet sleep in & recovery day tomorrow, so there won't be an update, but we're already making tentative plans for the rest of the week, so stay tuned. πŸ˜‰

But now, I'm hitting the shower then hitting the sack, so I'm signing off. I hope you're enjoying travelling along with us. 😁 Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS










2 comments:

Maria said...

Thanks Kris. Loved see the interesting places you visited...
Beautiful gardens and lakes and the Cave is stunning...
Oh pleased our wombatsarent that big anymore..
Enjoy rest.

June's Jottings said...

So glad you are enjoying your trip Kris and catching up with the things you missed last time around. Enjoy your quiet stay in the Adelaide Hills - nothing could be nicer. From here on though have safe travels.

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