Monday, 20 March 2000

day forty-four: great ocean road day three

Last day of the tour, up at 6.30pm, showered and left for the Narraburra Sheep Farm an hour later. We were treated to breakfast and a shearing demo for 5 bucks, then moved onto yet another fishing port, Robe.

Next, a walk on the beach near The Granites, an outcrop of granite boulders nestled in the surf. A short drive away, we wandered into some sand dunes in the Coorong National Park, and took a brief stop at Salt Creek Roadhouse. The area's claim to fame is Australias' first Serial Killer, Malachi Martin.

We had lunch at Meningie, beside Lake Albert, and passed salt lakes, before taking the ferry across the Murray River.

Last stop was Hahndorf, a cheesy German town, geared for tourists, and quite horrible, before passing through Adelaide Hills to our drop off at the City Backpackers.

City Backpackers is a hectic, confusing hostel, where, at first sight, chaos reigns. Maddy and I booked in. I met some British blokes who had just arrived, and they seemed just as bewildered as me.

Maddy and I went for dinner down Rundle Street, a Pizza, then went to a bar. After one drink, we returned to the hostel, stopping at the pub next door. Bed about 11.45pm.