This morning we headed inland instead of following the Great Ocean Road so that we could get to my parents’ place in Mount Gambier at a reasonable time. And it was very enjoyable driving through the countryside and country towns — although driving on the “other” side of the road again is taking some concentration. For some reason, left hand turns in particular are throwing me but it’s all good. Coming in the other direction, we saw a procession of cars apparently returning from a car show somewhere. The first vehicle we saw was a magnificently restored purple FJ Holden ute, but there was an assortment of Australian, English and American classics. We stopped at a bakery in Port Fairy for lunch — a pie and a pastie again! — before pressing on towards the South Australian. (I got caught for speeding the last time i was on this stretch of road, so i made sure I kept a watchful eye on the speedometer.) We rolled into “the Mount” about mid afternoon, just in time for afternoon tea! I paused though after getting out of the car to get a shot of the ol’ family homestead.
Monday, October 29