The weather was changeable as we continued to Mount Gambier. We were keen to see the Blue lake that’s featured in all the guide books, but were disappointed when we arrived, the sky was overcast and rain began to fall, but even so the lake, while definitely blue in colour was nothing in comparison to the beautiful lakes of Italy for example. We did however find another tourist attraction, a sinkhole which was beautiful, with wonderful plants and trees laid out in the almost 100 meter deep hole. A bonus was seeing close up a possum which we took many photos of.
From Mount Gambier we made our way to Portland where we found a great campsite, where we stayed for two nights. Our first night was peaceful, we woke to a weak sun the following morning, it looked like rain was on it's way again. We drove out to Cape Bridgewater to try and see the seal colony that frequents the area. From the carpark to the viewing point was a two hour return walk, we set off but the sun had come out and the steep climbs of the walking track proved to much for Niki, we turned back. We did manage to visit the petrified forest and the blow holes though, which despite the sun being replaced with a strong wind and heavy rain showers proved interesting.
After a second night camping in Portland we set off towards the Great Ocean Road, which we hoped would be one of the highlights of our trip. We did manage to get a few photo’s of a lone seal as we passed by Portland’s harbour and marina. Fishermen were cleaning their catch and the seal was obviously looking for a free meal. One of the fishermen had caught two huge Tuna fish, which he could hardly lift from his boat, a great catch.
It seems I've been travelling all my life. For the past eight years I've been following a simple, nomadic lifestyle full time touring in a camper van and meeting with other like minded travellers.
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