We spent the next few days driving to the Fleurieu Peninsula. We stopped at Robe, which is a small fishing town specialising in lobsters. There were lots of pretty houses overlooking the harbour and with great views of the sea. Although there was not much in Robe we liked it for its quaint small seaside town charm, and could have happily spent several more hours wandering around. Just up the coast is Kingston SE, which shares none of Robe's charm. It is again a fishing town specialising in lobster, but on a much larger industrial scale. The sea is not as blue and it smelt funny.
We drove further up the coast to the Coorong National Park, which we had heard great things about. We were disappointed as it was not what we were expecting, perfect if you are in to bird watching though. As we didn't know our Flaming Galahs from our Kookaburras we decided to head on and stayed the night just outside Meningie.
Sunday, 25th, we visited Goolwa, Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor (spelt wrong when it was first settled!). All were similar towns Victor Harbor being the largest, it's biggest attraction being a horse drawn tram to Granite Island. Strathalbyn is a small picturesque town on the river Angus, with extravagant gardens in the centre. We drove on and stayedthe next two nights at Deep Creek Conservation Park. We ignored warnings of a steep descent and walked down to blowhole Beach. It is a beautiful secluded sandy cove, which we shared only with a pod of Dolphins. The return walk involved a very steep ascent, which we hadn't really considered before. It was exhausting.