Saturday, June 18, 2016

Summer in Australia - Day 6: Coorong and the Naracoorte Caves

On this day, we finally put some kilometers between us and Adelaide. A lot of our day was spent driving a long, long way along narrow, empty highways or unpaved, rural roads. In other words, it was a great day even if our only break from sitting in the van was wandering through the caves at Naracoorte National Park. A huge highpoint of our trip so far came just outside the National Park when we were leaving at dusk. On the side of the road: kangaroos, grazing in the brush. Naturally, I stalked them in the woods to get a closer look and was surprised that they seemed relatively unafraid of my approach. What an experience!

Summer in Australia - Day 5: Port Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula

On this day, we began in Adelaide's port, aptly named Port Adelaide whose importance as a transport hub is celebrated in its Maritime, Railway, and Aviation Museums. We enjoyed the wonderfully preserved heritage buildings in the old town while the boys had a blast at the Railway Museum. From there, we followed the west coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, passing one beach town after another before crossing the Lofty Ranges, bearing east, the beginning of the long road to Melbourne.