Caves and Shipwreck Coast

We left Mt Gambier and crossed the border into Victoria where we visited the Princess Margret Rose Cave. This was found by 2 farmers called Jack and Keith when they found a hole in the ground and they used to throw rocks down it to try and guess how deep it was. After a few years Jack tried a rope around Keith and lowered him down the hole. Keith was gone from 2 hours and Jack was a bit worried but Keith came back to the base of the hole and told Jack he had found Aladdin’s Cave! This was about 100 years ago. Unlike Cutta Cutta Caves, this cave also had helicites which grow in every direction not just up or down. I liked this cave more because it had more variety of formations. We traveled through Portland and on to Warrnambool.

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We went to Flag Staff Hill Maritime Village, where Ron gave us a tour which I thought was very good we also got to see a blacksmith. We went up the lighthouse, climbed on a cannon which was fired the night before and it was really loud and we got to see what it was like to live in the 1800s. Ron also told us the story of the Loch Ard shipwreck and we saw the famous peacock which survived the wreck along with only 2 people. Antique Roadshow hasn’t valued the peacock yet but it is insured for $4 million. Also we got the chance to swim in the Southern Ocean but it is far too cold.

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