Day 21 – Monday, 18 February 2019

This morning we packed our lunches and took off for Nora Creina. We have no idea what it is but there are big signposts for the place around Robe, and it is just past the Little Dip Conservation Park, so we decided to take a look.

It turns out to be a private settlement behind locked gates. You can park your vehicle and walk down to the beach, but you are asked to respect the privacy of those who live there. I need to say here that the 22 kilometres to get to Nora Creina is on an unsealed road. It is in good condition being crushed limestone, but still – fancy having to navigate that in all seasons.

We stopped off at the first salt lake in the Conservation area. It ponged in no uncertain terms and there was nothing there to see or photograph. Russ was beginning to get a bit disheartened, especially as we are nearing the end of our time in Robe. The march flies flew us back to our car. Heavens, they are big buggers!

However, the next little track we came across said it was Freshwater Lake, so we decided we had nothing to loose by taking a gander at it. This was an excellent decision we made, as it turns out that the nature walk around Freshwater Lake is a real gem of a find.

It is a 1.6km walking loop and there were people already there when we got into the car park area. Russ then decided that if we walked the loop in reverse these people would push the abundant birds our way as we walked.

The scenery was every bit as great as the birdlife. It was a pleasant walk with picnic spots dotted about the foreshore. We met the other couple along the track. He was carrying a large pair of binoculars, so we exchanged info before continuing on our merry way.

We rang Mum and caught up with her and her health news. It appears that they have diagnosed she has shingles along her back. She is now on medication and it will take some time before she is well again.

After the phone call we took the computer with us and went into town to order our fish and chips. It was the freshest flake and chips I have ever tasted. The batter was so light as to be almost non-existent, and the fish was so fresh. The chips were cooked in fresh oil and just the way I like them.

All in all, we enjoyed our meal, which we ate down by the information centre and post office where the Telstra Air point is in Robe. It took some time but eventually Russ had uploaded our latest batch of photos to the website.