Short trip to Strathalbyn
Time to do the washing then the dreaded accounts.
Strathalbyn horse racing is on.Jenny & Bryn had emailed to say a group of them were going. all set to go and the heavens opened. Wind gusts up to 41 K/h. Bring in awning. All set to go to the races again – heavens opened up again and this time the wind gusts rocked the caravan. Look up Strathalbyn racecourse on the internet – Just a field with a race track – no shelter. Take a rain check on the racing – it’s still raining, windy and 15 degrees. Queenslanders are wimps in the cold.
Turn on central heating and start weaving. Took a walk round Strathalbyn in a break in the weather. Really a delightful little place. Home of Lauke flour mills – the old mill is still there but disused and sad looking. Had a good blow but glad to get back home in the warmth of the caravan.
South Australia is not endearing itself to us – Now 11 degrees and wet & windy still. Raided the UK case for more warm clothes!!! Central heating powering away and a good book to read.
Weather cleared a bit and we decided to go to Mt Barker for a round of golf
In South Australia you have to buy supermarket bags at 15c – that’s OK as we have loads of linen bags from the Cellardoor fest – however now have to buy a roll of bin bags for the rubbish – seems the supermarkets benefit and the environment doesn’t!!!!!!!! He ho.
Cold, wet and windy again!!! Feel sorry for Jenny & Bryn SA weather has not been kind to them – hopefully Melbourne will be better for them next week.
Spent most of the day hunkered down on the internet looking for a good flight back to the UK in April. Best price was from a UK travel agent!!!!! Look at weather in UK 4 degrees – i think I’m getting weather obsessed!!!
First thing I hear this morning from a couple talking outside our van “gosh it’s cold today” – think about going back under the duvet!!!!
we’re parked by the oval – cricket in front of us and tennis at the side – weather dry so lots of activity
However forecast is for winds between 25 and 31K/h – and we’re going on a boat trip from Victor Harbour!!!!
Camel rides and pony rides along the beach – kinda Victorian feel!
We walk along the causeway to our boat – what has Ollie got me into now?!!!
Off we go
We had an hour and half dashing through the water getting absolutely soaked – it was great. I’ll try and get some video footage published – you get the feeling of the size of the waves better on video. Victor Harbour Duck boat tour is a must – only $60 each great value