Sunday, May 30, 2010
This morning we had an early start to make up for lost time yesterday. We drove around Blue Lake in Mount Gambier, although this time of year it is changing from blue to grey. It will not change back to brillant blue until November. We then left Mount Gambier and went into the wine region of Coonawarra. Had a stop at Chardonnay Lodge to see their new addition of rooms. Our next stop was at the Naracoorte Caves, World Heritage Listed due to the extensive fossil record of the park. The lunch stop was at Willalooka Tavern, an unexpected delight. A little late, we arrived in Mannum to board the Murray Princess paddlewheel boat for our overnight stay. Normally passengers either do a 3 night or 4 night option. This is a very relaxing way to hear about Australia history and socialize with Australians from various parts of the country. Being a historical paddlewheel, this does appeal to the older generation.