Blown Away In Port Albert

We’re in Gippsland, Victoria and despite the wild windy weather we are experiencing we have found some wonderful waterfront locations to visit.

Port Albert is a sleepy fishing village that offers a free camp at the boat ramp for a dozen or so RV’s. There’s a nice walk along the waterfront watching families fish off the several jetties that dot the shoreline.

The Fish & Chip shop in the old Customs House does a decent coffee and you can enjoy it sitting under the Norfolk pines and watch the seagulls swirl on the air currents before noisily fighting over any morsel you throw. Locals here are used to the wind and say it’s not really windy until the seagulls are flying backwards! 😂

As you drive along the Main Street, the closer you get to the water the older the buildings – some derelict and others delightful!

Love the hydrangeas!

Heading towards the east we travel through Yarram, which is where my mother and her family lived, originally settling in the area in the mid to late 1800’s.

Yarram is now well-known for its murals, painted by street artist Heesco Khosnaran and the first one I saw of a bullock team reminded me of an Easter Parade in Yarram some years ago led by a such a team…. something very special to experience.

A bullocky and his team
Recognition of Essential Workers
Ada Crossley – famous opera singer
(find more about Ada here)

With the wind at our tail we’re heading to our next destination, Marlay Point, about 100 kms away.

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