We are tonight freezing our patooties off in Mt Gambier very near the Blue Lake which is just beautiful. Apparently it is an extinct volcanic crater and is a crystal clear water supply for the town as it filters underground through limestone. Every November it changes from this steely grey to a vibrant turquoise blue and then back again in March. There are 2 other crater lakes near by. Our park is just across the way from it and was a complete surprise to us as we stumbled upon it looking for somewhere to stay. It occurred to us that the fact that even though we are travelling east we were now also about 300kms further south could be why it is a little chilly here.
We were by now on the South Eastern Coast of South Australia in the Coorong National Park area and if like me the book by Colin Thiele "Storm Boy" and later the movie is a favourite it felt very special to be able to see some of the areas where it was filmed. My photos aren't too good as the weather by now was getting atrocious to say the least. We have ducked and dived a lot of showers packing up and setting up today we have been so lucky. However the night sky is putting on a very beautiful show for us here tonight.....stars galore!
I know it is not strictly about our holiday but as it happened while we were on holidays
I just wanted to share a couple of photos of our son celebrating his birthday yesterday.
First his hero Troy Bayliss multiple Superbike world champion and Moto GP race winner signing his framed poster with very happy son.
Blessings Michelle xxx