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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Australia: Mt Gambier

The Blue Lake, Mt Gambier
The Blue Lake is a huge, water-filled volcanic crater near Mt Gambier

Setting off from the Grampians, with the car crammed full to the brim with Pom, Dutchmen and extra backpacks, I noticed the car was rather unsteady on the road, so I slowed the pace down. At first I thought that the car was giving up the ghost, which was a bit worrying this early in the trip. But no: in fact a serious wind storm had started up, which buffeted us all the way to Mt Gambier, across the border in South Australia. Apparently there was a cyclone in Western Australia, and we were feeling it all that distance away.