So theoretically speaking if you got into a boat and headed south from there, the next land mass you would hit is Antarctica. Its always cooler, and often windy at Victor, and the town used to be a whaling town before they were a protected animal. Now people go there to spot the Southern right whale that migrate North to warmer waters in winter to breed. We didn't spot any whales today.
|Heading into town|
|On the causeway bridge looking to the Bluff|
|The causeway bridge|
The island is home to a large family of Fairy penguins which live in little caves between the granite boulders. You can take a guided night tour to see the penguins that come out to feed.
We took a morning tea break at the cafe on granite island and enjoyed the lovely warm winter sun on our backs. I can recommend the scones - lovely and fluffy.
After tea we strolled back along the causeway, wandered around the town and then hopped in our car for the short drive to nearby Port Elliot. Horseshoe bay is a pretty picnic spot and we had fish and chips for lunch in the cafe here. When I was a child I used to love climbing over the granite rocks that are on either side of the bay.
Yesterday was a sewing day and I finished the little animal purses, here they are fully lined and with their little felt pull tags on the zippers. Unfortunatley, they took much longer than I expected to complete and I never got around to quilting the blazing arrows quilt.
And finally I have remembered to pop the full picture of the table runner that I sent to the lovely Cathy Cates who was my 2nd PIF recipient. 2 down 1 to go, and the third one will be off to Sweeden to Carin, but first I want to do some Australiana gift shopping to tuck in with this one over the miles.
|Cathy's table runner|