14th – 20th April 2017: Adelaide to Port Augusta

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.

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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.

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8th – 13th April 2017: Goolwa to Adelaide

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:).

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1st – 7th April 2017: Sawpit (Portland) to Langhorne Creek

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.

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23rd – 30th March 2017: Meredith to Port Fairy

Departing Stawell around 9.45am, we drove through Ararat, surrounded by farmlands dotted with sheep and cattle, very pretty countryside.  Through Beaufort to Lake Burrumbeet, our planned stopped for the next few nights.  The first warning bells started ringing when we noticed all the tyre re-treads littering the road verge, then the copious amounts of rubber laid along the entry road to the site.  Lake Burrumbeet itself is quite picturesque, but also quite isolated and the road in very obviously used as a racetrack and burn out site for the locals.

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12th – 22nd March 2017: Burra to Stawell

Leaving Port Augusta the day was very hot and humid, and the Flinders Ranges so majestic, yet quite mystical in the morning light. A glider floated across the sky above the highway then landed in the flats alongside the railway line, (hope all was OK?). On the climb through Horrock’s Pass the change in flora to the statuesque river gums and surrounding farmland.

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4th – 11th March 2017: Port Lincoln to Port Augusta

We were booked in to the Port Lincoln Tourist Park and what a beautiful location on the banks of Boston Bay.  The sites are staggered horizontally and tiered vertically which provides each site with views of the bay. The park is well treed although not necessarily around each site.  Our sites were located about 2/3 up the side of the hill and being drive-through made it very easy to park.

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