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... Knob and Port Augusta was gorgeous – flat endless plains of green-grey saltbush, with the Flinders Ranges in the background – What a picture! We passed a good sheep station about 15kms out of Port Augusta, called “Nutbush Retreat”, which looked good – must check that out when we come past again next time.
When we arrived at Port Augusta, we headed straight to the Wadlata Discovery Centre, to ...
... my are salt-lakes and
something to do with the water table. The people in a town called Lockiel ( I
think that’s how it was spelt) have a sense of humour, because in their white
lake we saw the ‘Lockiel ness monster’ – photo included.
The rest of the day’s drive was uneventful. But uneventful
can be good. We eventually pulled in to the same park we stayed at ...
... But this one was run by Amanda, who looked and sounded like a very well educated Eastern Suburbs society lady. She apparently was a young widow 23 years ago when she needed to do something. Well, buy a brothel, doesn't everyone think of that? To look at her, you would think that butter would not melt in her mouth! She was not one of the "girls", she was the Madam and had been so for 23 years. Anyway, during the visit I got a bit of "revenge". The ...
... found the Information centre. You can't miss the information centre there is a ruddy great big old Navy ship high and dry out the front. It is, of course, the HMAS Whyalla the first navy ship to be built in Whyalla.
Had a lovely drive around Whyalla and then headed to Fitzgerald Bay for a free camp. However there were so many people we were soon shot of all of that.
Next stop Point ...
... tells us problems with the locals apparently, hence the note attached to the park map that says to lock everything up if you're not there! So after taking all of 10 mins to set up, we had a quick chat to our neighbours who shut down their business and decided to take themselves and their 6 year old around Aust for 2 years working and travelling. What a life, if only we could. We hit the hay, ready for another long drive ...
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33 Stokes Terrace, Port Augusta | Motelfrom $80