Nelson

That’s Nelson the place not Nelson the man!  I had an enjoyable drive from Goolwa to Nelson around Lakes Alexandrina and Albert and along the Coorong.  Lake Alexandrina was named after Princess Alexandrina who later became Queen Victoria.  The drive along the Coorong was very enjoyable with views over the water alternating with coastal bush alongside the road.  I’m staying in Kywong Caravan Park in Nelson right next to Glenelg River National Park.  Nelson is in South-West Victoria on the coast near the SA border.  Glenelg River National Park is a great park with a number of wonderful campsites right on the river, some even have septic toilets, all have fireplaces and picnic tables.  Great pace for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing either from a boat or off the jetties that are at most campsites.  I had a picnic at Pritchards camping area and enjoyed conversing with a couple of grey nomads camping there.

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On another day I went to Port Macdonnell in SA, the home base of the largest lobster fishing fleet in Australia and enjoyed a meal of calamari at Periwinkles Cafe, Marg and I went there once before for lunch and the wind nearly blew us back to Nelson, 30 Km away.  Also visited Picininni  Ponds, which are water filled sink holes in limestone rock, beautiful crystal clear water, craggy limestone walls and lots of water plants.  They are very popular with divers.  Unfortunately the ripples stop the photo showing the clarity of the water.

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Tomorrow I start the journey home so this will be my last blog until next trip.  Thank you for your many comments and positive feedback.  You have helped me get through what has been a very emotional and nostalgic trip, my first camping trip without Margie in a very long time.  To say that I missed her would be an understatement, but you all have helped.  Thank you.

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