After having enjoyed the wonders of the Barossa Valley and Mount Gambier, we found the coast calling to us. As we headed up northwest, our first stop was in the beautiful town of Beachport.

Morning Coffee
It was hard to beat Beachport for a stop to enjoy a morning coffee. This coupled with a spectacular drive around their small peninsula and a walk out to the end of the second longest jetty in the state (772 metres) made for a great start to the day.

One of our discoveries on this road trip was the use of caravan parks for our nighttime accommodation. The first we stumbled upon was in Robe. We were finding available motel/hotel rooms few and overly pricey so we rolled the dice and tried a cabin in a caravan park. Jackpot! The photo at the top of this post is the view from beside our cabin in Robe. For about 40% less cost you received comparable accommodation in far superior locations.

Fishermen's Memorial
A sombre tribute to some of the locals who had lost their lives working in a sometimes very harsh environment.
Robe Lighthouse
I do admit to having a bit of a fascination with lighthouses. However the more modern one in Robe simply doesn’t deliver the spirit I have come to expect from these structures. I have no doubt they are far more cost wise and efficient, however they lack character.
Robe Obelisk
This obelisk was once used for navigation along this treacherous coastline. However it is only a matter of time before the ocean claims it as well.
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
When at comes to lighthouses, this is what I am talking about. The Cape Jaffa lighthouse was located on a reef, some 7 km off shore. Two families lived in it so someone was always on duty 24 hours a day. We were fortunate enough to meet one of the fellows involved with operating the lighthouse as a local attraction now and he was happy to share his wealth of information.
Wild Emu
As we drove toward Victor Harbour we made a wrong turn while looking for a washroom and ended up seeing our first emu in the wild. Very cool.

One of the best things about this road trip was discovering the wonderful character of each of the small towns we visited. Victor Harbour was our last stop and it certainly did not disappoint.

Victor Harbour Cinema
We decided to take in the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, while we were in town. A wonderful old cinema with great character. Not to mention we were the youngest people in our theatre, by far. Thought the movie was fantastic as well.
Granite Island
This 630 metre wooden causeway takes you out to one of the star attractions in Victor Harbour, Granite Island.
Granite Island Horse Drawn Tram
This horse drawn tram makes it’s way back and forth along the causeway all day. A great experience for the family.
Singing Magpie
This magpie was kind enough to sing us a song as we were walking amongst the namesake granite boulders on the island.
Aussie Beach Weekend
From Victor Harbour we made our way along the coast to Adelaide. It was very interesting to stop and watch locals get out and enjoy what looked to us to be a classic Aussie beach weekend.
Beautiful Waterfronts
There is something about spending time by the water. The views are simply beautiful.

Our road trip was an unprecedented success. Renewed friendships, drank great wine, and visited beautiful places. Now back to house sitting for a short while before heading off for a much deserved holiday.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

3 comments on “Road Trip Wrap-up

  1. Emu,magpie and coffee cups are very cool

  2. Great to see you enjoyed our little part of the world

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