Tuesday, 30 October 2007


I'm off to Portland tomorrow afternoon. It's in the far south west of the state, about 100 km from the South Australian border. Originally a whaling and sealing base, it became a permanent settlement in 1834 — the first town in Victoria.

Although I'll only be away for a few days, I'm really looking forward to it. I have a few ideas of where to go and what to see but I'll be playing it by ear. The weather looks as though it's going to get a bit rough, so some interesting seabirds might find their way into the bays.

I'm also thinking about heading off to the mallee (around Mildura) later on. We'll see how this trip goes.

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