Australia; a weekend road trip to the beach

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The serenity of early morning fishing on the Coorong.

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The Coorong and the Pelican...think Storm Boy!

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What would a road trip be without a slight hiccup, salt pans.....

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led me to a small incident.......which led me to Dan, a very helpful guy with a rope!

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'designer' Angus beef is grown in the Coorong area

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Further along at the roadside fish stand I chatted with Shane and Sam and met Spot the dog (who is terrified of both firearms and cameras)!

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I managed to get this shot of the handsome Spot before he climbed down to the floor of the passenger seat and hid behind the gear stick!

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Next stop, Salt Creek, and Adam the deer hunter, a nice guy with an interesting roadhouse / cafe / restaurant.  At the risk of sounding like a hypocrite (as I do eat meat, albeit less and less), I struggle with the killing and stuffing of animals (quite especially the sweet faced deer). However, I like to believe Adam when he says it is done quickly and humanely, which is probably more than can be said for some abattoirs.

PS Adam invited me back in a couple of weeks time to try a venison sandwich and promised me I would love it! I'll never know!

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Some rugged Australian corrugated iron Coorong shack architecture!

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 Coorong beauty

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On the road between Meningie and the beachside town of Kingston there is a detour to 'The Granites', on 90 mile beach as it is known. As you come up over the rise you are met by 150 kms of white sand and blue water.....breathtaking.

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Kingston jetty, not even the sweltering heat of the day put this little guy off a good fishing opportunity.

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This looks like much more fun to me

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The big blue

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Glass beach, Robe. As ridiculous and shocking as this sounds, this particular beach was used as a rubbish tip decades ago. Yes, thats right, you rocked up with your car and tipped your rubbish directly into the ocean!! Doesn't bare thinking about! Today, some forty years later you can still collect tiny shattered bits of glass from the thousands and thousands of bottles dumped into this beautiful sea.

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A beach you can drive onto....... I love this to bits!

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A beach and a jalopy = freedom.

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Perfection

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Good morning

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A day at the beach, the Robe way!

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 Love a big splash of white

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If you can drag yourself away from the beach!

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Nothing soothes the soul like the raw beauty of nature, thank you Cas and Johnny for all the fun and laughter and for sharing your special place in the world with me.

Millie x