Cecelia's articles are illustrated by Allan who enjoys photography. Cecelia is also the author of: "Silver Springtime", "All for Love", "Mystic Evermore" and the new release: "Faith and Love". https://creativearts2009-picturefiles.blogspot.com/
Published January 9th 2021
Coastal get-away with fishing and fun-fare
View looking back at Victor Harbour - Photo by Allan
On the weekend, we went down to Victor Harbour and found it a hive of summer holiday activity. Rides and side-show stalls had been set up on the grassy verge between the Whale Centre and the water's edge. There were merry-go-rounds, and laughing clowns and fishing games, as well as hot-dog and ice-cream, stands. Fun for the kids!
Out the "front" of the Victor Hotel, (which has entrances from most directions, so I mean the street front, rather than the park-side) a large screen broadcast the cricket for people to watch, using outdoor seating instead of an indoor sport-bar. It is amazing how things can be adapted for different times and purposes.
The city centre had attracted a small crowd, and in these days of social distancing, we looked for something else to do. Driving out of the township a little, we followed signs to "The Bluff". A short unsealed road took us along the water's edge to a look-out and fishing point.
On the hill above, a track wound it's way up past the rocky outcrop. If one were energetic, one could climb up and have a fantastic view of the ocean, and a couple of islands. This activity is individual enough to be safe as exercise even during times when we are taking precautions not to gather in large groups.
Seagull perched on the edge of The Bluff - Photo by Allan