Day 4 Thursday 19/11/20 Meredith Park to Port Fairy, hot 35
Following the Princes Highway and miles of drystone walls we stop for a walk around Camperdown. With its wide avenue of trees, grand solid buildings of a bygone era and neat homes. It’s an interesting walk.
We press on through pimples of volcanoes to Terang and then Warrnambool and the Irish tang of Killarney to Port Fairy once known as Belfast.
The Port Fairy Holiday Park is a small well-manicured park and each site is surrounded by high and thick hedges. This is the windy part of the state and the hedges do a good job of keeping the wind at bay.
It’s a warm evening and hay is being baled in the paddock beside us. We all sigh with relief when a cool breeze sneaks under the hedges.
SA has now gone into lockdown.
Travelling Kms: 145Kms
2021 Note: This region of the state is awash with drystone fences. The early settlers made good use of those volcanic rocks. The indigenous residents too used rocks for fish traps in the rivers. Putting paid to the myth that they were an unskilled nomadic people.
2 thoughts on “The Western Districts, Day 4 – Stretching our legs in Camperdown”
Camperdown has some lovely botanic gardens. And I love Port Fairy, though it can get windy.
I’d like to spend more time in Camperdown and drive to the top of the little volcano that overshadows the town. I think you may have understated the wind in Port Fairy a little. Gosh that coast cops it.
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