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April 20th 2006
Published: April 21st 2006
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Stormy seas at RobeStormy seas at RobeStormy seas at Robe

The weather was quite bad for our Robe visit - but this made for spectacular surf
This blog entry is about our stay in Robe, a Southern coastal town on the Limestone coast.

You can find out more about Robe from Wikipedia

At Robe we stayed in a house at Long beach called Southern tide. It rained a lot which meant we didn’t get out much - but we were very comfortable. The house had large windows so we could watch the storms come in and be entertained by the little blue wrens (soggy) that hopped around the garden.

We did venture out a few times. On the first day we visited the Beacon Hill lookout to get a view across the lakes to Robe and the ocean. There were millions of milipedes huddled in each of the steps leading up to the lookout. We then did a tourist drive taking in the Obelisk and Doorway rock and watched a fishing boat (Nihilator) come from the stormy ocean and enter into the safe harbour. The second day we spent in Mount Gambier, and on the last day we had the opportunity to do one of the coastal walks in Robe (see map) to see Brian and Jenny's house, visit the coffee roasting house of Mahalia, see some wild ocean surf, and join Basil,
Beacon Hill lookoutBeacon Hill lookoutBeacon Hill lookout

Looking out over Robe coast and lakes
Lisa, Henry, Nicholas and Toby for a very delightful dinner and fine wine.

Dan says…

Hello Readers,

It wasn't as pleasant as I imagined at Robe. I had seen the pictures and I thought it would be all sunshine and fun but it wasn't, as you can see by looking at our pictures.

I liked the house in Robe as I was able to sleep in a bed which had a TV mounted high on the wall which I could control without getting out of bed.

It was great to visit the farm house to play with Nicholas and Toby. We wrestled and watched a movie together. Lisa made great popcorn!

A joke for you ...

Q: Why do dragons sleep during the day?
A: So they can fight knights.

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Dan reading the sign at the ObeliskDan reading the sign at the Obelisk
Dan reading the sign at the Obelisk

What a brave boy facing the elements like that
Mahalia with her roasterMahalia with her roaster
Mahalia with her roaster

Cooking up some beans to perfection
Getting up close to the roasterGetting up close to the roaster
Getting up close to the roaster

As the beans were transferred from the closed barrel to the open stirring pan
Coffee beansCoffee beans
Coffee beans

The small greenish beans expand and turn brown after roasting
Coastal walkCoastal walk
Coastal walk

There are little walking trails along the Robe coast. We took this one to visit Brian and Jenny.
Looking out to see the seaLooking out to see the sea
Looking out to see the sea

Near Seafarers drive
Plants in the rocksPlants in the rocks
Plants in the rocks

Despite the raging winds these coastal plants survive in the nooks and crannies of the rocks
Old GaolOld Gaol
Old Gaol

Dan toured the Gaol solo (very windy, showery and threatening rain) and took about 30 photos to record his visit.
Catching up with BasilCatching up with Basil
Catching up with Basil

Peter with Basil, Henry and Lisa

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