Beachport day trip

While staying in Robe we took a day trip to check out the town of Beachport (maplink) which is a lovely little fishing village built at about the same time as Robe.

On the return trip we stopped off to see the Woakwine Cutting which is said to be Australia’s biggest one-man engineering feat, the cutting was excavated to drain a large swamp for farmland behind the Woakwine Range. It took 2 men approx 3 years to excavate through the cutting making a drain 1 km long and up to 34 meters deep; removing 276,000 cubic metres of material – outstanding effort!

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