After camping at Bailey’s Rocks we drove the remaining 100 km to Mount Gambier, filled up with fuel (hire car was full to full) then back out to the airport to drop it off.
It took a while to assemble and repack everything in its correct place on the bicycles before leaving the airport but we still managed to get away by 10.00 am.
The 10 km back into Mount Gambier felt a little strange, what is this? our legs complained. Out of town we follow on road all the way into Nelson a further 38 kms total.
The road was up and down all of the way but never steep, passing through rolling farmland and commercial pine forests. The road was extremely busy with lorries most of them hauling timber, the road itself is too narrow for vehicles other than cars to pass safely, we needed to keep a careful eye out and it meant pulling onto the gravel regularly.
We finally left South Australia and entered Victoria, here we even lost the gravel but gained a small shoulder.
By around 2.00 pm we arrived at the caravan park, it cost $21, nice showers, very clean and a camp kitchen (they did not have a fridge which seemed very strange).
There is a kiosk in town selling basics so we purchased a milk and some sausage rolls (just this was $16). Then strolled along the Glenelg River and just generally relaxed in the sun. You may notice no mention of the winds, at the moment there is an area of high pressure here giving calm stable and warm weather! I know it is a shock.
We finished off our goat curry (thank you Pat) and watched the sun go down to end the day.