Mount Gambier (01.08.2012): OMG is it really August? We left England back in May, it has flown by. Today we awoke to ice on the windows. Yes, ICE!! Leaving the lovely English summer and the Olympic behind to experience a Aussie winter, dark at 6pm and freezing nights. Oh well, on the plus there's not many crowds along the coast and anyhow we will be back in the tropics next week when we land in Cairns. Can't wait to get my shorts and sun cream back out!
Today we awoke from our free rest stop to travel the 350km to Mount Gambier, stopping off at Kingston on the way to meet Larry the giant Lobster. We arrived at Mount Gambier before lunch. It lies on an extinct volcano which has many craters, the main one now housing the Blue Lake. We did a tour around the Blue Lake before heading for Twin Lake to check out the wildlife walk. We completed the walk which promised us sightings of koala. We both have aching necks after walking around looking up at the trees for 2 hours. Sadly we didn't see any! Booo. I will not leave without seeing some in the wild. I will try again tomorrow. I don't want to give in and go to one of the tacky 'have a photo hugging a koala' places. I have faith. I think the platypus is going to be hard to spot though.
We did see countless Roos and Wallabies. As normal ah!
All in all a great but cold day exploring Mount Gambier. We have pulled up in a deserted caravan park. The owner was so surprised he gave us 25% discount. We have toilets, we have showers, we have a games room, we have wifi, we have a pool we will not use, woooooo!
4 sleeps left in our lovely van.