Sunday, May 06, 2012

Blue Lake to Cave Gardens

is only slightly less than 1.5 kilometres than the kookaburra flies.

Yes, Mt. Gambier South Oz is not exactly the hugest nor largest thriving metropolis out there, but at least it is Out There! Not for me though, heck I think Naracoorte is too big. A place just about my size would be Reedy Creek. Heck, it's close enough to that big smoke of Lucindale for me! Can you tell I like small towns? BTW, whilst we drove "thru" Reedy Creek I noticed there was only 1 (one, uno, einz) building visible from the "road".

Yeah, I could handle living there! The fact that the single building was a CFS (Country Fire Service) depot/shack made me feel right at home. Wifey-poo however feels that Naracoorte is more her size. Harumph.

*screech* go the brakes as we shift gears!

Hey look, I can cook. Here's proof:

And if you'd like to make the dish by your very own oneses, I have explained how to do that right here.

The above sentence is highlighted, it's what is called a LINC in the biz. Pardon me for showing off my skillz.

Back to The Limestone Coast and Mt Gambier! Here's some info (in case you were interested about Blue Lake):

And here is a picture PROVING (or proofing depending on the context of course) that whilst it was raining...

... Blue Lake is still really *bleepin'* BLUE!
No, there are no (as is NONE) photo enhancements done to nor on the above picture. Trust me.

Lake water is not supposed to look that colour when it is overcast, rainy, and the angle of the sunlight still only 2 hours after dawn. Oops, who's chasing Dawn????

Next stop: Cave Gardens!

Cave Gardens was the original waterin' hole for this particular area. And when the Europeans got to this area (after killing the original inhabitants of course) they also used it as a water source. The town of Mt. Gambier was built around the water source, hence Cave Gardens is right smack dab in the middle of the hustlin' bustlin' downtown Mt Gambier! Don't worry, rush hour is very short.

See what I mean?

But before we get to the first bit of Cave Gardens, I just have to share with you my not-so-latest 3d stuff. I'm assuming that all my loyal readers will have seen or perhaps at least heard of the second X-Dude movie. You know, the movie based on a comic called "X-MEN" where all the really cool "X-MEN" were not "MEN" but were actually "WOMEN"?

Anyhows, did anyone of you think that the inky-poof teleporting-in effect for Nightcrawler was nifty? I did. So I quite naturally did what anyone who thought that Calvin (from the comic strip) was just not using his imagination enough would do.

Hereupon I humbly present to you (dear reader) an here-to-fore unknown gem from the master of imagination (that'd be Calvin, from the comic strip) of... well... something...


I shall now take a bow. And I shall take that bow and shoot an arrow with it.

Alrighty, enuff stupidness and sillytude from me. It is far past time to let Momma Nature (who has had so much more practice than myself) show off her beautiful work!

Cave Gardens, Mt Gambier.






And what would life be like without a video?

Did any of you notice a particular critter in some of those pictures or a part of that video? Something that was perhaps not bipedal and non-hairy?

Perhaps this will help refresh your mammaries...

Next up: The Birds and The Bees of Cave Gardens!
don't worry, it'll be safe for work. maybe


Fizzgig said...

such an amazingly beautiful spot!! its hard to believe this sort of thing exists in our time, I am happy to see a deer on a trail while hiking!! I love the pics! breathtaking!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Fizzgig: Seeing a deer whilst out hiking would be cool!

Tania said...

I can vouch for that amazing blue colour, having grown up in SA Dave! Have many holiday photos with the lake, and its inevitable beautiful blue. I wish you could just dive in. I wonder why they never scraped out an entrance and opened it up to swimming in the summer months? (For people never having been there, there is no access to the water but it could be done by chipping out a small path).
I had no idea its activity was so recent. 4800 years? SOOO not long enough for me to live in Gambier. I would feel uneasy constantly lol!I remember being so afraid of volcanos as a child after watching movies like Dante's Peak; my mum assured me blue lake was long extinct! 4800 years is so not extinct to me. One million is.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Tania: I agree completely; 4800 years does NOT an extinct volcano make! But Wifey-Poo and I really did like Mt Gambier though. I was also wondering why it was never used as a swimming hole. Odd.