one pub/hotel, one kiosk and and a jail....
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We read about this place called Nelson in our guide book and decided to make a stop off and take a look. We arrived in the late afternoon and went to hire a kayak as there was a lovely small island renown for birds and wildlife. Unfortunately we were too late as the boat yard was just closing - so then we had to think whether to stay overnight and do the tour tomorrow or just keep going on the journey. So after 30 mins - decisions on this trip was never easy :-) we decided to stay and went and found a B&B place close by - Nelson's Cottage -. Hmm not a normal bed - we got a really fancy 4 poster and a VERY soft mattress - hey who ordered the water bed! So after parking the car we thought lets walk round the village - hmmm ok 5 mins later that was done - not exactly a large village - just about 1 pub, a small kiosk come post office, a jail (actually the B&B now!).
Breakfast also revealed some fun too - do we attract this! Breakfast food was nice but hmmmm....... the woman serving us would suddenly spring into the room and shout "SURPRISE!"! - not sure what that was all about! Good breakfast - with a surprise! I think maybe the nothing in this place was getting to some people!
OK off to hire the kayak and get on this tour of the island .
Now we hired the kayak and headed out to paddle round the island. After a long time paddling we dont see to be getting anyway - more paddling ......... still not closer ....... paddling paddling ......Because of the strong current on the Glenelg River ! Hey why are all these locals now on the banks watching us ....... !Hmmmm!
Well as you can guess we didnt get to see the birds, islands or anything - after along time paddling we just went round in circles and got more tired - exhausted we gave up and go back - times up! All the locals seem to have enjoyed this immensely - we didnt!
Did we really stop overnight to do this - ohhhh man - what a trip!
Thanks for the nice stay Nelson - hope you survive the nothing - maybe we will come back and amuse you some more with our world class kayaking skills!