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March 25th 2013
Published: March 26th 2013
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It wouldn't be a trip to Victor Harbor without a ride on the horse drawn tram. The ride goes along the 600metre causeway from the mainland to Granite Island, it takes about 20 minutes and is an idyllic way to experience a remarkable peice of coast. The trams history reaches back 150 years, when the first horse drawn wagons hauled freight and passengers along the broad gauge railine linking Goolwa to Port Elliott- Australia's first public railway.

On another bleak day we rode down to Cape Jervis, where the ferry leaves to go across to Kangaroo Island. The ride was verging on chilly with the omni-present dark clouds threatening us at every turn, but we managed to outwit them. Goodness and niceness prevailed... Cresting the hill there were a huge number of wind turbines (at least 20) with the blades well and truly earning their keep. Then our attention was drawn to the enormous land mass just off the coast. (K. I.)

We then headed north east to Myponga for a warming coffee, before cruising back to camp. Once again the roads were supurb and the scenery stunning.

We appear to stay at pet friendly caravan parks, which hasn't been a problem, but this one has quite a number of people with 2 and 3 dogs. Our first night here Eoin was bailed up on his way to the ensuite by a cross german shepherd, and he was NOT happy.

You notice we haven't mentioned fishing lately, there is a story there to be told at a later date.


26th March 2013

Who wasn't happy?
Can't figure out if Eoin wasn't happy or the cross German shepherd wasn't happy. I guess one could lead to the other. Can't wait for the fishing story. Did one get away? Hope the weather gets a little more mellow for you soon. Seems all you've had so far is extremes of temperature, wind and rain.

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