Port MacDonnell is our last stop in South Australia before we enter the state of Victoria and we finally reach Katie and Andy's time . Victoria is 30 min ahead of SA so we will lose 30 min tomorrow on our travel day.
Port MacDonnell is a very upmarket fishing settlement. The harbour is full of privately owned large and small motor boats with fishing lines propped up,out the back and over half the properties seem empty. There is no decent shop as we found to our dismay ...... when we tried to buy something to cook for our evening meal.....but we have enjoyed our 3 days here in a nice cabin and have seen alot of wildlife and very few people and cars!
There has been a SE wind most of the time which comes straight from Antarctic and so is quite cold and as the mornings in particular have been cloudy we have been wearing trousers and jumpers!.....not what we expected in south Australia in February.. By midday it has been in the 20c + and of course the sun is quite strong when it is out which makes a difference and you are out of the wind but we certainly did not pack enough warmer clothes!
Whilst we have been here we have watched the fairy penguins arriving back from sea at dusk to nearly dark, walked some nature trails and seen an echidna, shingle backed skink ( a very large strange looking lizard with a swollen stumpy tail and very small legs ) , nearly trodden on a tiger snake ! ...good thing I was using my sticks for walking! ....a scrub wallaby and many different shore birds, falcon and eagles. It is quite wild here..