We left Geelong and headed across to Lismore then up to Skipton. It got windier as the day progressed. We stopped at Cressy for morning tea (just as well as we would have blinked and missed it) before heading to Skipton to lunch. Apparently Skipton’s most famous export was Henry Bolte who lived there until the age of 26. Despite all that he may have done or not done, he is probably most remembered as the the last Victorian Premier to allow an execution by hanging (that of Ronald Ryan whose conviction for murder at the time was seen by many as questionable given the trajectory of the wound of the fatally shot warder).
We moved on the short distance to Lake Bolac and inspected two camping areas before settling on the camp site near the boat ramp on the Southern Beach of Lake Bolac. A rather large Winnebago Longreach Motorhome had already set up camp (we thought we were being grey nomadish for setting up camp at 2 pm) It’s a lovely spot and we are sheltered from the wind making it very warm sitting in the sun. I’m not sure if Jenny intends to go fishing or not but I imagine I should get a rather nice sunset photo across the lake tonight.
The motorhome is behaving itself and with the new solar panel setup we have loads of power available so we’ll only be stopping for showers at the Caravan Parks now. Unfortunately no fires permitted here.