A short winter holiday

Lake Albert, Meningie, South Australia

Lake Albert, Meningie, South Australia

Last week we went on a five day holiday break to Robe. This small historic seaside town is on the Limestone Coast of the South-East region of South Australia. We left on the Tuesday and returned last Saturday. It turned out to be far from long enough, but five days is better than none. We are currently planning a longer break this coming September.

On our way we stopped for lunch near the southern shore of Lake Albert in the small farming community of Meningie. The day was wild and windy, with scudding showers and it was bitterly cold. As a consequence of the cold and the wet conditions we ate our picnic lunch while sitting in the relative warmth of the car. You can read more about this picnic and some of the difficulties we experienced with the wind in the article called “It was a dark and stormy day” on my Birding Blog.

Lake Albert, Meningie, South Australia

Lake Albert, Meningie, South Australia

As we progressed further south the wind became wilder and the showers heavier and more frequent. I normally do not drive during the day with the car heater on, but this was an exception. We travelled via the seaside town of Kingston passing Larry the Lobster, a giant replica of a lobster near a service station.

On arrival in Robe mid-afternoon we settled into The Salt House, the house we had rented for the duration of our stay. The wind was still bitter late in the afternoon, so we didn’t bother going for a walk, preferring to stay indoors and read. In the evening we watched the DVD version of the movie Pride and Prejudice.

 

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