We’ve crossed the border into SA

Hi everyone,

We have now done 2165 Kms and are staying tonight in a little country Pub at a nowhere town called Mount Schank SA on the road to Mount Gambier. (The pub is the town!) Check it out on Google Maps >>>http://goo.gl/maps/cS5tm

The Bellum Hotel - Mount Schenk SA

The Bellum Hotel – Mount Schank SA

We have had a couple of days great riding albeit with a bit of rain here and there but nothing too bad. We travelled the Great Ocean Road yesterday and stopped for the night at Port Campbell.

Along the Great Ocean Road

Along the Great Ocean Road

Here is a short HelmetCam video to give you a taste of riding the GOR  http://youtu.be/uoTDrEkN-Fk
It was 9c this morning as we set out but it warmed up a bit (17c) through the day. We saw some beautiful country along the way.

Some beautiful country along the way :o)

Some beautiful country along the way 😮

We are heading for Tailem Bend tomorrow via Robe and Kingston.

Bye for now
Ros and Dick

 

Rest day at Portarlington

Hi everyone
After four solid days of riding we decided to take a day off the bike and recharge the batteries (so to speak). We holed up in a cabin at a funny old caravan park at Portarlington (like stepping back into a 50’s time warp) which is on the south west edge of Port Phillip Bay. It also gave us the chance to visit the local IGA and stock up for a couple of ” home cooked” meals to give us a rest from Club/Pub food for a couple of days.
We spent a couple of hours putting together this short video of some of our riding highlights over the past few days. Our poor little netbook computer struggled with the video editing so the quality is not too good but gives you an idea of our ride so far.>>  http://youtu.be/nNtQXOYLyjE

Our luxury cabin in the Dylene Caravan Park at Port Arlington

Our “luxury” cabin in the Dylene Caravan Park at Portarlington

 

Running repairs

Running repairs

Portarlington - Local industry - Mussel farming

Portarlington – Local industry – Mussel farming

We are heading off tomorrow to tackle the Great Ocean Road. Weather forecast 19c and rain 😮
Bye for now – Ros and Dick

 

 

 

 

Four days down..???….to go

Where are we now? Check out the Google map link >>>>http://goo.gl/maps/IAQQp
We set off on schedule on a bright sunny day headed down the NSW South Coast.

We're off

Lunch at UlladullaLunch at Ulladulla

A nostalgic stop at our Honeymoon Hotel at Batemans Bay....years ago

A nostalgic stop at our Honeymoon Hotel at Batemans Bay.???..years ago

Looking out over the Bega Valley

Looking out over the Bega Valley

All the Gray Nomads camped at Malacoota

All the Grey Nomads camped at Malacoota

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The four of us preparing to leave Bairnsdale

We stayed the first night at Cobargo then on to stay with our relos Brad and Ruth at Bairnsdale. They provided great hospitality and company and rode with us the next day giving us a fantastic tour through rural Victoria staying with us in Leongatha.

We said our farewells the next morning after riding to Cape Paterson together. They headed back to Bairnsdale and we headed via Phillip Island to take the ferry at Sorento across the opening of Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff then on to Portarlignton where we are having a lay day tomorrow to catch up on some washing etc.

Everything is good and we are having a great time

Ros and Dick