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Day 9 Princetown to Killarney
To start this blog entry there are some more photos taken yesterday at The 12 Apostles.
First stop was at Port Campbell where we walked up and down the main street. A very tidy town but nothing much happening. We were here 31 years ago with our children and had Christmas Dinner in the local hotel which still looks the same.
We departed Princetown and called in to have a look at ‘The Arch’.
The next stop was at ‘London Bridge’ where again 31 years ago it was still connected to the mainland and son Rodney and daughter Naomi walked out to the end.
We continued on to ‘The Grotto’ and took some photos there as well.
We drove through Peterborough to the Bay of Islands.
Then on to Warrnambool where we stopped and did a lot of shopping. We haven’t seen a shopping centre like it since leaving home. We refuelled and continued on to tonight’s camp spot at Killarney Recreation reserve – just $16.00 a night and free laundry facilities.
Day 10 – At Warrnambool
Pommy Bob unhooked his can and we all went in his car to have a look at some of the sights around Warrnambool. First stop was at the small Irish town of Koroit – A potato growing area. Took a photo of a Post Box in the main street.
On then into Warrnambool and after having morning tea in the grounds of a garden we went to have a look at the Maritime Museum and village at Flagstaff Hill. Lots of memorabilia from ships which have sunk around the area, as well as a rather large display from the Loch Ard disaster. The village was very interesting as was the remains of the old garrison built in 1887 to deter the Russians.
After quite a few hours walking around looking in the displays we came back to the vans via Super Cheap Auto and Bunnings. The English gentleman then had to do some leak sealing on the roof of his van. (Note the lovely coloured steps he owns).
Day 11 Killarney to Branxholme
Bob had to run back to Warrnambool to exchange an inverter he purchased yesterday which didn’t work. When he returned we headed off towards Portland where we did quite a bit of shopping since we wont be near any large supermarkets for a few days.
We went down to the harbour area for lunch and while we were there we saw a lovely old tram going along.
The harbour is very busy and it looks like a considerable amount of timber and wood chips are exported from here.
After lunch we drove back up the road a bit before heading north for our stopping place for the night in a recreation area at Branxholme which is a very small town.