This evening its 20c, windy and that feels cold. Yesterday afternoon at this time it was 38c – I went to the movies just to cool off in the dark for a couple of hours. Its been in the 30’s since I arrived – there’s no escape in the caravan. What a relief these temperatures are today!
I’m on the road for Pandurra Station, 40 KM to the west of Port Augusta, tomorrow now that I’ve got the water tank system working – filled the tank, but the manual pump to the galley sink didn’t work, even though I installed a new pump. I want to have all the water possible for the next leg. I loaded up with supplies today. “On the road again …”.
I drove up to the Barossa valley a couple of days ago. Many vineyards to visit, but I chose Jacob’s Creek because I feel I’m almost a part owner in this business. Photo taken at their info centre.
Sorry Dick and Pat, I was going to buy you guys a case, but my ship’s loaded with water! Here’s a few grapes instead, and they’re just delicious to eat.
I didn’t get many photos of Adelaide, but I especially enjoyed the central market, the botanic garden, the art gallery, some of the Fringe Festival and the old stone villas and buildings. This guy was working in 38c temps at the ‘Fringe’, in the open sun, cooking huge pork roasts by hand – he didn’t appreciate my suggestion to throw another shrimp on the barbie 🙂
Can hardly wait to get on the road in the morning. This park is right next to the A1 – the roar of trucks and traffic is unrelenting 24×7 and there’s a sewage plant nearby – I think there’s a guy with a big spoon that gets in there to give it a good stir every so often. Silence awaits tomorrow night on the ‘edge’ of the Nullarbor – I’ve been told more than once that the “bor” part is for the boring drive – long, flat, dry, straight. Tomorrow evening, I’ll be back to the region that Doug and I hitch-hiked to back in the sixties before turning back to Sydney – so, picking up where I left off.