NORTH TO MAMBRAY CREEK
Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
325Trip End Oct 31, 2013
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JOURNEY: Adelaide, Pt Wakefield, Mambray Creek - 260kms
WEATHER: Sunny; 20 - 30 degrees. Very warm.
We left Adelaide around 1pm, stopped at Port Wakefield briefly and then drove onto Mambray Creek camp ground for our overnight stop. We arrived at 6 pm to a busy camp ground but easily found a good spot.
It was great to see so many people enjoying the fine, cool starry night around their campfires. Mostly family groups and a lot of Victorian number plates because schools are on holidays there this week.
This is a very comfortable camp and has hot showers and well maintained numbered sites. After a strenuous morning hike we decided to make use of the showers, especially because it may be a while before we get to have one again.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27
JOURNEY: Mambray, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Lincoln National Park- 440kms
WEATHER: 28 degrees at 10am and sunny.
It was a very warm day as we set off for Port Augusta and then south to Whyalla, where we stopped for a meal break at noon.
Whyalla, population 22,500, is home to OneSteel and known as a steel and ship building port.
Divers from all over the world come here to see the largest cuttlefish in the world late autumn when they spawn.
We enjoyed the renovated foreshore with free bbq to make a toasted sandwich and scenic vistas including a very tidal beach
Full speed ahead, with a stop at Port Lincoln to buy a roast chicken for dinner - we decided it would be too late to set up the kitchen and cook on arrival, so took the easier way.
And so we happily found ourselves parked and set up in Lincoln National Park by 6pm.
Continued on next blog.