Kangaroo Island to Mount Gambier
From Kangaroo Island we got the ferry back onto the mainland and headed for Victor Harbour. The weather was very warm there which was a nice change and had a brief but pleasant stay there and moved onto Goolwa, which was also nice and sunny. We spent the day on the beach there and topped up our ever-fading tans. From there we set off for the longest drive of our trip so far to Robe, which was about 350 kms approx. The Beast acquitted himself very well on a hot day and we arrived safely in Robe to sunshine in the late afternoon. The drive down was very nice, with great scenery along the coastline of the Coorong National Park.
The weather dipped dramatically the next day in Robe, and after a torrential overnight downpour which kept us awake from 2am until 5am, the weather was very windy and rainy. Robe was a really nice and sleepy beach and fishing town but the weather put a dampener on things, however the camp site that we stayed on was nice and sheltered with good facilities. We've got used to the camping lifestyle now and pulling up by the side of the road to make a spot of dinner is now second nature to us. The weather also put a downer on Beachport, a smaller version of Robe an hour down the road, which had beautiful lime green seas and white sand beaches. We aren't going to let rain spoil our fun though, it's just that you can't appreciate beach towns when you can't get on the bloody beach!
We're now in Mount Gambier off the coast, and only a short drive into the next Aussie state of Victoria. It's a city (even if the population is only 24,000) with plenty of things to do in iffy weather so we're going to keep ourselves busy here for a few days with caves, volcanic lakes and craters and some shopping. Our first stop in Victoria is likely to be Nelson, partly because of novelty but it's also meant to be quite nice. From there it'll be only another stop or two before we start our journey on the famous Great Ocean Road. Hopefully the sun will be out for us in Victoria