The Gateway to the Coorong
Trip Start Apr 05, 2011
79Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Lake Albert Caravan Park
Before we knew it we were pulling into the Lake Albert Caravan Park. A small, delightfully rustic park located right on the edge of the lake, we set up amongst trees looking across the lake.
As I mentioned in the last blog we are getting more and more confident with our new 'rig'
however we must learn to slow down and perhaps glance at instructions from time to time. Case in point, we were getting everything set up at an amazing pace and all of a sudden hit a dead end… we could not get the awning to open out into position, then all of a sudden it dawned on us, step one with a pop top caravan is to actually ‘pop’ the top
After a quick look around Meningie (it didn’t take long!), we took advantage of the gorgeous
weather and relaxed on the shore of Lake Albert for the afternoon. Having met our friendly neighbours, we joined four of them for aperitifs on the lakes edge and watched the stunning sunset. This was in stark contrast to the previous years when the lake dried up and the
sun set over a dust bowl rather than these tranquil waters which we were able to enjoy.
We awoke to the sound of birds chirping away, they were clearly more eager to start the day
than us! We headed off to explore the Coorong. We decided on a loop drive and enjoyed the scenery, there were a few areas which had been closed off after the summer months so we were disappointed not to be able to do the walks we had planned however most of the terrain did
look similar so we may not have missed too much.
Our biggest thrill of the drive was catching a car ferry across ‘the narrows’ between Lake
Alexandria and Lake Albert, such a novelty nowadays
We enjoyed one more stunning sunset and chin wag with our neighbours before everyone busied
themselves for their departure in the morning.
Highlights of Meningie:
- Lake Albert Caravan Park – the location is brilliant
- Sunset over Lake Albert
- Meeting such nice fellow ‘wobblies’ (apparently a name used for caravaners)
- The Coorong pelicans