Travel Blogs from Port Augusta
... roast chicken dinner for us all and see how the oven worked, pretty good if I do say so myself.
On our last full day at Port Augusta we went for a walk with Harvey to the beach and out onto the Great Western Bridge (was opened in 1927. Prior to this, the only way to the other side of the gulf was by ferry, or around the top of the gulf, a 13km detour via Yorkey Crossing. In 1944 it was widened to carry the Morgan-Whyalla ...
... too); or finely julienned, blanched and turned into Remoulade (fab with fish). Celeriac is as old as Homer who knew how good it is, making reference to it (as selinon) in the Odyssey! Unlike pumpkin, celeriac is not readily available in many places and how we wish it was! We looked for it at Wirrabara but, alas, there was none.
We did, however, get a real buzz finding yummy honey from local producers “Laura Gardens Bees”. The keeping of bees dates back ...
... Illustrated by the town with "20,000 sheep, 1million flies, 30humans". We head away from the desert, reaching civilisation in the shape of Port Augusta. Then we are off towards Wilmington, it's dark before we reach Stoney creek. Although the owner has put on the wood burner so it's toasty. We set in for a night of chess, cards, dinner, drink. Some people decide to sleep outside in the <14• temperature, I decide there crazy and sleep by the wood ...
... for lunch there. Then we went to Devil's Peak. Drove to the signs, via a farm gate, scaring the poor sheep and their lambs as we drove along. But,it turned out to be an arduous 2 hour trek with some scrambling over rocks at the end. Pass. So, we left there and back to port Augusta to the visitors information centre. A really helpful lady there gave us a lot of info about the next stage of our trip, the Ayre Peninsula and ...
... and purpose with the wind generators. In the middle of the “town” there is displayed one gi-normous blade from one of the generators and we parked the truck in front of it to give you an idea of their size. We were dwarfed!. Sad to see the railway line tracks with long grass and weeds growing in amongst them. Anyway,just down the road we stopped to photograph some more “striped” paddocks. Such soft, gray-green grassy rolling hills, some tilled, ...
Other places to stay in Port Augusta
Corner Eyre & Stuart Highways, Port Augusta | Hotelfrom $119
Marryatt Street, Port Augusta | 4 star hotelfrom $120
National Hwy 1, P.O. Box 1809, Port Augusta | 3 star hotelfrom $88
3 Loudon Road, Port Augusta | 3 star hotelfrom $118