21-Oct-2008 -- Taking a week’s annual leave, weather conditions dictated our final destination. We had planned to have a week travelling the Flinders Ranges, but with 38°C temperatures predicted for the week, we opted for the South East of our State and lower Victoria, where temperatures were going to be in the low to high teens, perfect travelling weather. After spending a couple of nights in Mount Gambier, it was time to head into Victoria, so we headed to Nelson for our first successful confluence visit for this trip.
Checking the maps that we had, we headed north of the township and into the Lower Glenelg National Park to where this confluence is located. The track that I had planned to take was closed to Management Vehicles only and walkers, so our confluence walk was now going to be a little longer. We made good time walking on the closed track, but we did not like what we were going to have to pass through to reach this confluence. At the closest point parallel to the confluence, it was time to leave the easy to follow track and tackle the thick bush that now stood in our way to reach the confluence. Even though it was only just less than 900 metres to reach the confluence, the dense vegetation greatly slowed our progress, but slowly the distance closed and after 25 minutes of very slow travelling, we arrived at the confluence.
With a few drops of rain starting to fall, it was time to make our way back to our vehicle and we hoped that the rain would hold off long enough for us to get back to the car in a dry state. Seeing that we had again recorded another successful confluence visit, it was time for lunch and further east into Victoria for more awaiting confluences. It would be a further 3 days before we would notch up a few more confluences in quick concession.
Continued at S38 E144 .