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Travel Blogs from Port Augusta
Ah, broken the back of the drive across Australia - round about 2350km down and only about 300km to go to Adelaide. The drive wasn't quite as enjoyable as the first big stage - started to get a big 'old' this driving thing! After passing through more entertainingly named places like Yalata, Poochera, Wudinna and of course Iron Knob (made famous by …
... the ancient geography and fauna of Australia, aboriginal culture, great explorers and about settling the outback. We were there for a couple of hours.
We settled into the caravan park this afternoon. The Rebels motorbike gang are staying in Port Augusta tonight - on their way over to Perth. There are hundreds of them around town and heaps of them staying in the park. There is a lot of motorbike noise.
... ok and was first up in the room. The three of us were ready to roll at 7:20am and we headed out together. First stop was just down the road where we found The Big Galah of Kimba. Hmmm...probably seen better days and as big things go its probably considered fairly big. We joined Pat and Lorraine to form a super bunch and chatted along the way. I think after ...
... we couldn't see in Kakadu because they were closed, and adding some things in like Darwin and Broome because we seemed to have extra time, mainly due to to car trips not taking nearly as long as Google Maps thought they would. I have been flexible and we had decided to add three days at the Flinders Ranges at the end. That came about because we had planned to go there at Easter as a "practice camp" but it never eventuates due to delays with the trailer ...
... only to be frightened by two kangaroos scampering away from the doorway. Once outside the kookaburra chorus stopped. We presumed they were happy with the result of getting us up and promptly went silent. We turned around to see an Emu grazing at the rear of the caravan.
We jumped back into our warm bed. About ten minutes later with the increase of day light, the singing of many other bird species started up welcoming the morning. ...
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