Day 6 starts where day 5 left off… Victor Harbor, well actually Encounter Bay, just around the bay from Victor Harbor. We stayed at the end of Encounter Bay on the side of the “Bluff”, a headland at the end of the bay. We went up to the Bluff to take in the view across the Victor Harbor and Granite Island.
We then went into Victor Harbor and took a walk across the causeway to Granite Island. Usually there is a horse drawn tram that operates along the causeway to transport people to the island, but it wasn’t running while we were there. It was very windy as we walked across the causeway.
The island is home to a colony of little penguins who come onto the island in the evening after fishing all day in the ocean. Unfortunately we weren’t there during the evening, so we didn’t get to see the penguins, but we were encouraged to give way to them.
After leaving Victor Harbor, we made a brief stop at Port Elliot to have a look at the view along the south coast. Our next stop was Goolwa to look at the Goolwa Motor Museum. The museum is basically a guy who has a large shed and has it full of old cars. It is pretty cool and there a number of very rare cars there. The cars are jammed in and have ropes around them, plus the light in there is variable, making it hard to get good pics, but here are some I took.
We then moved onto Strathalbyn for lunch. It is a nice old country town. We took a wander through a park there where we can across a family of ducks…
… and an old church.
Next place we visited was Murray Bridge. Here we found the first road bridge that spanned the Murray River from the late 1800’s. We then travelled on to our next stop, Mannum, also on the Murray River. We took a stroll through the town between rain storms, and saw a paddle steamer or two on the river.
Here is the map…