Magdala Motor Lodge
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- Minbar in room
- Microwave in room
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
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... than those staid Victorian town names like Horsham, although Kaniva is pretty cool, especially if your want a beer. Incidentally, the Dukes Hwy between Tailem Bend and the border had undergone some serious work since we last travelled it, with the centre line split into two centre lines separated by a couple of feet, presumably to provide some greater separation between vehicles in each direction and much better road safety. The road was ...
... and Yuliya spotted a lizard in a fallen hollow log which Philip soon scared away. And then he and Anna trapezed over it looking out for more lizards closely as not to step on any. After lunch and a welcome siesta Mark took us off road to an aboriginal spiritual site with old rock drawings and we learned something about Benjil the leader who becomes an eagle all part of an aboriginal creation story. Anna also told us some legends that she had read and kept us riveted on our off ...
... on the banks of the lake. With lots of water birds for company we had a very relaxing afternoon and evening, commenting that we expected to be woken very early next morning courtesy of nature’s choir of cormorants, ducks, water fowl, corellas, and a lone pelican. They didn’t disappoint and it was 6:30am when we started our day.
... cover. The view at the top was spectacular and well worth it. It is amazing how nature recovers.
We are seeing it through different eyes on this visit. It would be easy to say, it is too cold or too wet, let’s pack up and go home, we are only 4 hours away from home, but we have our warm clothes, hiking boots and coats, so we enjoyed the day regardless.
Our first stop was to visit MacKenzie Falls ...
... Up Tom and bin the rest.
The rest of the ride to Bordertown is really just more rain, wind and traffic. My Vee Wipe- a little rubber windscreen wiper that slips over one of the fingers of my glove - gets a steady workout keeping my visor dry. Bums are sore. This is getting tedious. But after fuelling up at Bordertown we leave the main road to head to Frances for a late lunch...and everything changes.
Rain stops. A great road with amazing scenery. Best of all, ...