It was such a lovely, sunny day we decided to head south to Victor Harbor, about an hour from home. Because of Covid19 restrictions the Whale Watch Centre wasn’t posting updates of sightings which was disappointing.
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Our first stop was at Horseshoe Bay.
Anchors retrieved from the bay
Remains of old structure built using local rocks
Next stop, Basham’s Beach
Basham’s is a popular surfing spot
No surfers would want to end up here
Limestone in the making?
Vegetation on the dunes is healthy
Victor Harbor for a lovely lunch at a pub. The Seagulls took any opportunity to grab a snack if plates were left unattended.
One of many opportunists
Nana’s uncle – my Great-grand Uncle 🙂
Southern Right Whales have made a come-back since Whaling days.
No dogs allowed so no Granite Island for us.
The town of Victor Harbor
Wright Island in Encounter Bay
Looking south from the lower slopes of The Bluff
We’ll leave the climb to the top of The Bluff for another day.
Petrel Cove, I’ve never been here before and I loved it though I wouldn’t want to be here on a hot Summer’s day, the water would be too tempting and the rips are deadly!
On boulders were a couple of memorial plaques for drowning victims.
Sand being sucked out in the rip.
The Cove is only small.
Uni SA is conducting research on the island, it’s now a reserve.
The variety of rocks in one place fascinated me.
Not a good place to land a boat.
It would be easy to spend a day walking around the various tracks at any one of these lovely places.
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Next time we will do the paperbarkwalk. Dogs allowed.
Will check to see how long it is before I agree to it!
As you know sue, I did many many walks last year. My very favourite walk was the paperbark walk. A bit tricky to get to but through the paperbarks was lovely you could go part of the way then come out on the beach and walk back to victor. I just walked to pt elliot.
i liked parts of the mad pt elliot to goolwa walk to. And the day I left I discovered two other walks id not found. its an astonishing spot. Hey?
Great spot but I think I’du need to work up to your long walks!
I have such lovely memories of our (short) time in Victor Harbor 🙂 The weather was perfect, the skies were so blue and so was the water. Really looking forward to another visit someday.
Many people choose to retire down that way and the new developments in Victor were a surprise to me. It’s definitely a really lovely area.