One of the lakes along the Limestone Coast is Lake George, and I recently visited a small area of it. I’m still researching more information about this body of water, which is one of the three large lakes along the Limestone coast between Beachport and Robe. One person I spoke with, had memories of gathering large amounts of fish from there, some 50 years ago…. sadly, this behaviour which was typical of those days, had a detrimental effect on native stocks of fish. Today, activities on the Lake are better monitored and it’s slowly recovering, although it’s highly unlikely that it can return to its previous state.
There are a few entry points to Lake George, and this one is near to the Woakwine Cutting.
From the main road, there’s a 2 WD track to a parking area, and this is the 4WD extension which then goes to around the lake. It was just Fred and I for most of the time, with an another vehicle turning up just as we were leaving. If you want a place with no crowds, this is it.
Ah, the smell of the fresh air!
The Lake appears to be tidal, and I was well prepared with rubber boots, wellingtons. Summer is still a while off and no barefoot paddling for me until then.
Another plant well adapted to such conditions is the samphire. In recent times it’s become popular with the chefs.