This jaunt was intended to start about a week ago and lead us along the Great Ocean Road to the Victorian High Country but extremely hot weather and bush fires still burning in eastern Victoria meant a change of plans.
We decided to take the route along the River Murray. Alex checked on Google Maps and found the best route but the manic cyborg who lives in our GPS had other ideas. She was desperate for us to drive across the city to the northern side, at one stage she even directed us to drive around in a perfect square, luckily we were ignoring her.
Our lunch break was at Karoonda, a nice little place in the Murray Mallee where Alex was able to sample some delightful fried fare.
There was a great Pioneer Park in the town.
There wasn’t a lot to see along the road to Loxton but some people obviously had fun riding motorbikes through the Mallee along tracks parallel to the road.
Our campsite at Loxton Caravan Park is lovely, the park is quiet and we were able to choose our spot because we don’t need power tonight. All the amenities here are spotless but we’ve discovered the first thing we’ve forgotten about camp kitchens. The plugs always disappear if they’re not chained to something solid!