Monday was a terrible day with a howling gale so we went to Port McDonnell for lunch at a cafe – Perriwinkles.  Walking from the car to the cafe made us understand what it feels like to be in a cyclone!  Hard to keep your feet.  The food was excellent, Marg had Prawn twirl, which were prawns with Coriander and other herbs fried in a wonton wrapper in a conical shape.  They were excellent.  I had Calamari rings in Panko bread crumbs, also excellent.  We drove along the beautiful and rugged coast and visited Adam Lindsay Gordon’s house near the town as in the photo below.  He lived here for only 3 years but the Gordon’s owned it for about 30 years.

Next day the weather was better so off to Glenelg National Park for a fire BBQ picnic at Pritchards Landing.  Again a lovely place right on the river, very relaxing, even septic toilets here (two blocks for about 20 camping sites and a picnic area.

We packed up next day and off to Hamilton for a shopping restock.  Enjoyed Hamilton  and may come back for a longer visit in the future.  On Thursday we travelled to Avoca for the Cup weekend.  Funny little park but it will be good to catch up with everyone again.  Driving north-east along the side of the Grampian s was delightful, much like driving north alongside the Flinders Ranges, except much greener.  Hard to do justice in a photo but this is what we looked at for mile after mile.

Set up camp for the last time for this holiday and relaxed.  On Friday we went to Redbank winery and had a Tapas selection for lunch, not very Spanish but excellent – smoked lamb and pickles, marinated peppers with white anchovy, salamis with biscuits and cheddar with figs and quince jelly washed down with Sallys Hill Chardonnay.

Deen, Davo and Shelby arrived during the afternoon so we chatted most of the afternoon and then had tea together in the camp kitchen.  Then old Hughy chucked it down, so we retreated to our caravan and played Risk Express (nick name  Conquer the World).  Great fun and the “Olds” had the luck as Marg won the first game and me the second.  Lots of rain overnight but today is great with lots of sun and no rain.  Waiting for the Gifford’s and the Cam Incoll’s to arrive after lunch

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