Friday, July 17, 2015

17 July - Port Augusta South Australia

We left Hahndorf this morning just before 10 am. Today's leg was relatively short so there was no hurry. Fortunately there was no rain - packing and hitching up in the rain is a real pain. As we missed the early morning traffic in Adelaide, the trip through the city outskirts was pretty calm and before to long we were headed due north along the shores of the gulf of St Vincent. We had an early lunch/coffee/toilet stop in a place called Lower Light (?) and then continued north. It wasn't long before we had become an unofficial member of a convoy of caravans heading in the same directions. Switched the UHF radio to Ch 18 and found they were all chatting to each other - obviously travelling together. We left them behind before Port Pirie and we arrived in Port Augusta just before 3pm and secured a drive through site. It is amazing how many caravans there are on the road. Had enough time for a short walk and to take a few photos.

While it is still overcast here the temperature has increased a fair bit and the bitter cold we experienced over the last few days seems to be disappearing. Port Augusta is right on the edge of the Great Australian Desert and tomorrow we start our foray into the Australian outback. Our target for tomorrow is Coober Pedy the famous opal mining town.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty colors in the shrubbery, but I like the dramatic skies in that las picture the best.


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