Saturday, June 25, 2022

Safari 2022

 

June 20th

Anneshka & John A worked on their vehicle. They had been bogged in the Mt Samaria N. P. the night before. Eventually we left home about midday. Our first night we camped in the Barmah Forest on the Murray River.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Friday July 30th 2021

 Through Geoff Dinning we were made aware that Bev and Mick Marr were camping near us. We had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of coffee with them in the Pinaroo bakery before we headed for Victoria. It was good to be back in our home state. Again we were not required to show our border passes. Heading east through familiar towns, we came through Wicheproof where John accidentally put the incorrect fuel into our Toyota. Luckily a very thoughtful guy noticed what was happening and stopped to tell John and advised us to call the RACV, which we did. The RACV representative came very swiftly  from the nearby town of Charlton. We were so lucky as this incorrect fuel would have damaged our vehicle quite badly. The owner of WALSH motors came to our rescue, loaded our Toyota on his truck, hooked the caravan on the back and headed for Charlton where he and his staff emptied our fuel tank, cleaned it out and refueled the truck for us. It was great service because it was quite late on Friday evening before the job was completed. What a lot of Good Luck involved !!

We camped in Charlton that night and set out for Milawa early the next morning...The last day of traveling. We gladly arrived home here about 2.00pm. the unpacking happened immediately. We were pleased to be home where we can keep track of the rules for the COVID Virus.

Thursday July 29th, 2021

We left Burra shortly before 10.00am. We drove for 3 hours straight before  we stopped for lunch at Loxton. It was a good stop right outside Woolworths Super Market where we did a little shopping to see us over the first weekend at Milawa.

This evening we are  in Pinaroo...again very cold and windy. Hopefully we can cross the Victorian border tomorrow morning.

Some part of the country have been very dry while other areas are green. It will be interesting to see how Victoria looks as I think there has been rain.

Wednesday July 28th, 2021

 I actually think that I have missed a date. It is tricky to keep track of the days and dates.
After being at Beltana, we have traveled more swiftly today because we were on bitumen roads most of the time. Our camp tonight is at the Burra Showgrounds. It is a satisfactory place to camp but very very cold and windy. I always enjoy Burra, in fact it seems different each visit.

Tuesday July 27th, 2021

Another long day of driving. It has been interesting coming down the Strzelecki Track from Innamincka to Lyndhurst. The country was bare and brown and very poor in appearance. The road was dusty so our van is full of it. The clean up job will need to wait until Milawa. After having a Covid test taken in Leigh Creek we have come on to a the small historic town of Beltana. Again the wind is blowing so hopefully by the time I need to sleep, it will have settled down.

We will work our way down to the SA border into Victoria and hopefully be able to return to our home state. The borders have been a challenge…..NB take note for those who want to travel our country this year. 



Monday July 26th, 2021

Quite a big pack up at our Dig Tree Camp. Off we went to Innaminka. We have been to this outback town several times before. John was able to buy gas & fuel and I purchased a some food stuffs. We thought we would need to stay a night but it was suggested that we go south on the Strzelecki Track and travel as far as we could toward Lyndhurst. It was long drive and I am sure john is as tired as I am. He drove 274 km ans we have camped on Strezlecki Creek which has little or now water in it. The waterhole and surrounds are attractive with green trees and wild flowers.

Along the way we went by the Moomba gas works and small township. The gas works provide many jobs for guys and I also noticed a young woman driving a truck as well.

We are now in South Australia and hopefully the Covid Restrictions will not handicap us…we will see.

 

 

We found many flowers like this on the sand dunes.

Along the way we went by the Moomba gas works and small township. The gas works provide many jobs for guys and I also noticed a young woman driving a truck as well.

We are now in South Australia and hopefully the Covid Restrictions will not handicap us…we will see.

Buds on the Bloodwood trees. There were many of these trees by the roadside. Sadly the blooms were not quite fully out.

Monday July 26th, 2021

 Quite a big pack up at our Dig Tree Camp. Off we went to Innaminka. We have been to this outback town several times before. John was able to buy gas & fuel and I purchased a some food stuffs. We thought we would need to stay a night but it was suggested that we go south on the Strzelecki Track and travel as far as we could toward Lyndhurst. It was a long drive and I am sure john is as tired as I am. He drove 274 km and we have camped on Strezlecki Creek which has little or no water in it. The waterhole and surrounds are attractive with green trees and wild flowers.