Along the coast south of Robe, South Australia

Coastline south of Robe, South Australia

Coastline south of Robe, South Australia

On our last afternoon in Robe on our recent holiday we went for a drive along the coast south of the town. There are a number of rough tracks from the main road leading towards the coast. From time to time one gets a glimpse of the beach and the waves, like in the photo above.

Along the main road the traveller also encounters a series of lakes. Some of these are salt lakes and others contain fresh water. The lakes vary in size from the area of a tennis court through to some that are many kilometres around the perimeter. Most are very shallow.

Old Man Lake, south of Robe, South Australia

Old Man Lake, south of Robe, South Australia

These lakes are part of the Little Dip Conservation Park. Camping and picnics are allowed in designated areas near some of the lakes and beaches. We stopped at Old Man Lake for a short picnic. Some home made biscuits and a cup of tea was very welcome. We were entertained by some Superb Blue Wrens and Red Browed Finches hopping around us as we had our picnic. Unfortunately none of them came close enough for a photo. By then the shadows were making it too dark for good photography. (Click on the names of the birds to see photos taken elsewhere.)

Old Man Lake, south of Robe, South Australia

Old Man Lake, south of Robe, South Australia

Even though the light was failing as we finished our picnic, I managed several good photos of the reflections on the still water of the lake.

 

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