After a long hiatus, our travels have recommenced!  Please welcome my new friend Mr. Ted – woof!  He loves traveling around with Enivea and me, and even gets to ride in E’s backpack on long walks.

Just recently, we took advantage of a sunny winter’s day, and explored the old gaol at Robe, on South Australia’s Limestone Coast.

“Constructed in 1860/61 at a cost of 1959 pounds ($3918). Only half of the original design was constructed for male prisoners. A duplicate half on the southern side of the main entrance was to be built at a later date for female prisoners. The gaol remained open until 1870 when it was closed for a short period. it reopened in 1872 and remained open until 1881 when it was finally closed.”

At Gaol 1The Gaoler lived on site, with his rooms at the entrance to the gaol.

At Gaol 2The cells.

At Gaol 3Just imagine these walls going up…. and up…. and being locked up – horrible!

At Gaol 4Mr. Ted isn’t happy with the thought of spending time in a cell.

At Gaol 5But then it was time to get some exercise!


At Gaol 6This was much more fun – I think it went to Mr. Ted’s head!

Underground tankThe water was stored here.  Even this far south it can get hot in summer and water is important.

At Gaol 7This deep dark place was where the men…. er… um… did their business, if you know what I mean…

Earth ClosetA bit embarrassing…….

Way OutHere Mr. Ted is pointing to the way out – we’d rather spend the night curled up next to the fire at home.

LighthouseIn the distance you can see the new lighthouse. It keeps ships from running aground on the reefs.

Before that lighthouse was built, the Obelisk was what the sailors used as a marker.  It could be seen 20 miles out to sea.

Robe ObeliskThe Obelisk is a short walk from the Gaol. Pay it a visit if you can, because one day the sea will reclaim it and it will only then be a memory.

We all had a great day out enjoying the sunshine, and exploring the history of Robe – hope you did too – woof!


About eremophila

I live in the Australian countryside with my animals. Together we explore the land around us and their connection with the world helps me to see what I would otherwise be blind to. They are my teachers. My aim is to convey this other way of seeing through my photography.

11 responses »

  1. […] After months away, Fred is back on his blog – and he’s got a new friend to introduce to you!  Pay them a visit please – HERE […]

  2. says:

    Happy Daze with Fred and Ted [?] [?]

  3. Welcome Mr Ted, remember to keep yourself hydrated while working out! 🙂

  4. 2summers says:

    Welcome back Fred! And welcome Ted.

  5. Hi Fred, Yes, I wouldn’t want to go into that deep, dark hole to do my business either. As a dog, you have the privilege of being in the great outdoors enjoying the view whilst doing your business.
    I am glad you enjoyed your day with Ted and Enivea.

  6. too funny… Mr. Ted seems to be having a lot of fun. 🙂 woof woof arroooo….

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