So after an ok nights sleep (not due to ghosts but the beds) we headed to see the sights of Mount Gambier.
First up was the Umpherston Sinkhole which had been made into a beautiful garden which Kyle appreciated by asking why we were seeing a hole in the ground? Little did he know I was about to drag him to another 'hole in the ground'.
Next up we went to see another sink hole called Cave Gardens. This is right in the centre of Mount Gambier and used to be the towns drinking source. It was pretty too.
The final stop in Mount Gambier was The Blue Lake. This is a world famous lake as it turns from a steel green colour to a vivid shade of blue every summer. They are not sure why but it is something to do with the limestone. It was a stunning place. The whole area around it was also very beautiful having been formed by Australia's youngest volcano.
We finally hit the road heading to Halls Gap in the Grampains mountain range it's a journey which should of taken us 2 1/2 hours.
It was going well until Shelia (the sat nav) told us to turn off onto a smaller road. We thought this was ok as it was tarmaced and had a road sign. Little did we know about 10kms down the road it turned into a dirt track. So here we are bumping down a dirt track in the middle of nowhere, no phone signal, no sign of cilvilastion I was starting to panic, was this going to be an inbetweeners moment?
But alas we finally made it onto a sealed road hooray!!! This joy was short lived as still there was no cars passing us. Next thing is I spot smoke in the horizon but it's ok that's miles away. So we carry on driving. Next thing we know about 300m in front of us is a bushfire!!!!! Kyle turn the car the f**k around !!!!! There were these two planes coming in close to us clearly telling us to get away. We didn't need telling off we speed at high speed and this one I don't moan at him for speeding. We finally made it to a big town and could relax again. What a super scary moment for both of us.
However we have now made it safely to Halls Gap and it is absolutely stunning set right in the middle of the mountains.
This evening we made dinner and had a few well earned drinks on the lawn while watching Kangaroos graze on the grass next to us. Maybe we were barbecued.