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7-9-2016 Back in Victoria - Harrow

Where's that?



It only took a few days to spring around the Fleurieu Peninsula - takes longer to pronounce the name. Even the locals have different opinions on how to pronounce it.

OK - to get here what did we have to do - photos tell the story:

Cape Jervis

- the place to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island. It would have cost over $500 to go over in the Motorhome, so we decided against it. Especially considering some horror stories about storms and so on. Pity there were also great stories about beautiful scenery. Nevermind we got to see a seagull that has probably been to Kangaroo Island. We also saw the lighthouse, and the start of the great Heysen Walking Trail.

Seagull with Cape Jervis lighthouse in background

Flower - growing naturally at Cape Jervis.

Photo of a pretty naturally occuring flower

We camped at the Cape Jervis Caravan Park which is an old sheep station and now set up with animals and farm machinery etc. which we were able to wander around looking at. While wandering I took the following photo of my invisible friend playing on the invisible swing:

Photo of swing frame without any actual swing

Next photo stop was Victor Harbour, after driving through some lovely hilly country side, and viewing Kangaroo Island from afar.

Photo of view from Victor Harbour

Stayed at Kingston SE and found the most clear sign re camping so far. BUT it still leaves camper trailer owners unsure:

Photo of sign with photos of allowable RV vehicles

The SE in Kingston SE stands for South East and was incorporated into the name to distinguish it from another town called Kingston in South Australia. Kingston SE is a lovely little fishing/tourist village which welcomes travellers like us. The other Kingston calls itself Kingston on the Murray. The photo next is of our camp at Kingston SE - well cared for gardens and facilities:

Photo of camp site at Kingston SE

Cape Jaffa lighthouse is actually in Kingston SE and was moved to its current location 1996 by volunteers and serves as an historical artifact. It was originally constructed in 1872.

Photo of Cape Jaffa lightouse

Unfortunately Lacepede Bay has had a major storm or two, which has washed a lot of seaweed up on to the beach. The jetty is blocked by the seaweed which has built right up to the top of the railings half way along the length of the jetty.

Photo of jetty blocked by seaweed

Robe

Robe obelisk - a manmade structure to act as a lighthouse and although it has no light in it, it is visible many klm out to sea. It is very rough surf at this point.

Photo of Obelisk and waves

Another natural feature at Robe is the 'doorway' - an arch just out from where the obelisk is.

Photo of the doorway

Ardune Range Rest Area

Suddenly, we had left the coast behind us and travelled over flat fields of sheep grazing, crops, and cattle. View from our roadside camp site at Ardune Range:

Photo of view over fields from Ardune Range

On the way to Harrow we stopped at Edenhope for some supplies. The town has Lake Wallace , normally good for recreational boating and swimming but unfortunately is lacking in water: The jetty ends before the water begins, and there is definitely no diving here.

Photo of Lake Wallace jetty clear of water line

Harrow

We found a great little camping area at Harrow and with power available for only $12.

Photo of camp site at Harrow


Tomorrow we leave Harrow and head east

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