Departing Black Cockatoo we took the scenic route via Moana Beach, Seaford, past the Onkaparinga River mouth and Port Noarlunga. Arriving in Adelaide Easter eve was good and bad. The good being that we would be in a caravan park over the 5 day break, the bad, the traffic into Adelaide and trying to food shop. By mid-afternoon we were well and truly settled in and enjoying the tranquil surrounds of the Brownhill Caravan Park.
Good Friday, we took Jan and Ross for a tour of Adelaide and surrounds starting with Mount Lofty lookout. With just a light haze over the city and ocean the views were quite spectacular from the Yorke Peninsula in the west to Aldinga Beach in the south. We drive through Uraidla, Summertown, down Greenhill road, which is very steep, winding and narrow but provides awesome views of the valleys, city and ocean. Being so steep the housing can be quite unusual and spectacular.
Depending on which route it taken the distance from Langhorne Creek to Goolwa is around 50 kilometres; the scenery is beautiful, but the roads quite are quite dreadful. We arrived way too early to book into the Hindmarsh Island Caravan Park so found some caravan parking and went food shopping. Eventually booking into the caravan park around lunch time, we started catching up with the domestics:).
Our day started out a wet, windy, 16° C. We departed Port Fairy around 10.15 am, and on our drive to the Sawpit Camp Ground (about 10 minutes outside Portland) we were mainly by surrounded cattle and sheep grazing in reasonably green paddocks.
Arriving at our destination around 11.15 am, we found a site, setup and settled in. As the name suggests the camp ground and picnic area were once a busy milling area. When visiting the docks in Portland even today there are thousands of pine logs waiting to be loaded on to ships for export.