After our delicious coffee and hot chocolate we took a jaunt out through Halls Gap to the Bellfield Dam, how many tones of lovely Pink Granite are just dumped to make up the dam wall? We didn’t walk all the way across the wall because of the fierce wind but went back to the Caravan Park to pack up the camper which we hoped would have dried out a bit. The plastic shower curtain and table cloth were put over the bed just in case something wet came into contact with it. Between wind gusts we managed to pack down the camper and were then off.
No detours round bushfires today, just straight to Arrarat. We changed drivers at the lousy Dalseford motorway Services then came straight to the Station Pier area, departure point for the ferry. Parking is all metered, $4.80 per hour and we would need 2 because we take up 2 spaces so we roamed about the town instead. Someone had suggested Coles was a good place to park and we did get one there so that did us for 2 hours. We also went along the beaches in both directions and tried a couple of walks but the wind blasting us in the face wasn’t enjoyable so we sat in the car until it was time to line up for the ferry.
There are 150 BMW motorbikes on the ferry, some are road riders and some offroad. They’re on their annual safari and come from all over Australia. I’ll be interested to see how many cross paths with us over the next couple of weeks. I’ve taken a couple of Phenergen tablets and hope there is no repeat of my last sea crossing experience. J
Follow up: I slept while Alex went up to enjoy some fresh sea air, he came back in about 9:00 and started feeling a bit queasy when he lay down because the ship had started to rock. I woke up when the ship was hitting big waves and you could hear the crack of the hull on the water. We had rock and roll but it didn’t worry me at all. Alex wasn’t worried either though he might have been if he’d known then here was no lifejacket under his bunk. It was a rough crossing.
Having troubles blogging and posting photos. 😦