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Days 7 - 8 - 9 & 10

Killarney to Koroit,

sunny 24 °C

Day 7
We departed Princetown Recreation Reserve just on 9.00 and drove back down the road to Peterborough where we had been yesterday. We continued on to Warnambool - straight through and on to Killarney where we booked into a beach camp for the night. It wasn't a very long drive today - just over 100 kms.
After setting up doing a load of washing and having lunch, Hiroe and I went back up the road a bit to a supermarket and a chemist as my infected ear still hasn't cleared up completely so needed some more antibiotics.
It's beginning to look like it might rain soon and we are moving in the morning to Koroit for maybe 3 nights as our travelling mates don't particularly like this camp here at Killarney.

Day 8
Tuesday 21st March
We left Killarney just on 9.00 and drove 20 km to tonights camp at Koroit. This campsite is the same price as last nights but it is a lot cleaner and has grass sites rather then dirt.
after setting up we drove to Port Fairy for a look around then back to Warrnambool where we intended to have a look around the shopping precinct however it is raining so hard and it is cold we decided to return to the vans for lunch.
Nothing much happened today except we had a brief discussion during Happy Hour about what we might do tomorrow and how long we would stay here. We will have to wait and see what the weather does.

Day 9
Wednesday 22nd March
It's not raining today however it is still very overcast. Bob went to see a doctor this morning with his infected ear and obtained a prescription for some drops.
We all went back into Warrnambool and had a look at the waterfront. The wind is blowing and its quite cold.
Took a photo of a small island just off the coast. I looks quite nice.
We decided that its far too cold to be out so we drove back to Koroit where we bought pies for lunch and ate them in the bakery after which we returned to the vans and all did our own thing for the rest of the day.

Day 10
Thursday 23rd Mar
Today is son Rodney's 51st birthday (he is now middle aged)
We drove into Warrnambool this morning and spent quite a few hours at Flagstaff Hill Maritime museum precinct. Some lovely old buildings here as well as new modern gift shop etc. We had a look at The life-size Minton porcelain artwork statue of a peacock which was recovered after the ship sunk off the coast . The statue was shipped to Australia in the Loch Ard from England in 1878, destined for the official opening of the Melbourne exhibition building. But it only made it as far as the rugged coastline near Port Campbell when the ship was wrecked in one of Australia's worst maritime tragedies.
We had a walk around the site looking at the old garrison where the gun emplacement which was constructed when it was thought that the Russians might try to take Australia.
Took a photo of the group down amongst some of the historic buildings.
We had morning tea here (Tea/Coffee and scones jam and cream) well it was lunchtime really.
Did a little shopping then returned to the vans for showers and happy hour.

Posted by Bobnhiroe 21:38 Archived in Australia

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